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North Oxford murder investigation: Victim identified

Police at Harefields crime scene
Image caption Jack Phipps was admitted to hospital after an incident in Harefields

A man thought to have been murdered in Oxford has been formally identified by police.

Jack Phipps, 53, was admitted to hospital on 22 June after an incident in Harefields in north Oxford. He died from his injuries on 1 July.

Police have carried out a post-mortem examination but are still continuing to establish the cause of death.

A 48-year-old man from Oxford arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of murder is still in custody.

Senior investigating officer, Acting Ch Insp Ailsa Kent, of the major crime unit, said: "Our thoughts are with the family of Mr Phipps at what must be a very difficult time for them, and we are offering them support."

She said her team were "still investigating the circumstances of this incident" but appealed for anyone with information to come forward.

Image caption A 48-year-old man from Oxford arrested on suspicion of murder is still in custody

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