A MAN arrested on suspicion of murder is still being held in custody while he receives hospital treatment.

The 45-year-old, who was first arrested on June 21, remains in the custody of officers, according to Thames Valley Police.

He was arrested in connection with with an incident in Cowley on June 17.

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At 5.11am officers were called to an address in Lytton Road in which they found a woman had died.

Formal identification has taken place and the woman was identified as 35-year-old Safie Xheta from Oxford.

A post-mortem examination confirmed the cause of death as knife injuries to the neck.