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Murder investigation at the National Trust's Watlington Hill estate after a woman in her sixties was found dead in the woods


Homicide investigation at the National Trust estate after a woman was found dead in the woods in her sixties – when police arrested a man who was hospitalized with serious injuries after a man acted suspiciously in the nearby pub hours earlier

  • The body was found on Friday evening at the Watlington Hill estate in Oxfordshire
  • The police link the death to reports of a man who acted suspiciously in a pub
  • The victim is said to be in her sixties, police added

A woman's body was discovered on a National Trust estate and a man arrested on suspicion of murder is being treated for serious injuries, police said.

The Thames Valley Police found the body just before 6 p.m. on Friday in the woods on the Watlington Hill estate and linked the death to reports of a man who was suspected of being suspected by a pub a few hours earlier.

The victim is said to be in her sixties, police added.

A woman's body was discovered at the National Trust estate in Watlington Hill (pictured), and a man arrested on suspicion of murder is being treated for serious injuries, police said

Officials are calling on anyone who saw a man behaving strangely near the Fox and Hounds pub in the Oxfordshire Christmas Community District around 3:30 p.m. to contact.

Anyone who sees anything suspicious in the Watlington Hill area around 5:50 p.m. is also asked to contact the police.

Chief Investigator, Detective Superintendent Craig Kirby of the Major Crime Unit, said, “We opened a homicide investigation tonight after discovering a woman's body in the woods tonight.

“My thoughts remain with the deceased woman's family at an extremely stressful time.

"We are conducting a thorough investigation to find out what led to this woman's death."

The arrested man will remain in the hospital where he will be treated and anyone with information will be asked to anonymously call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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