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Watlington Hill: Arrest after woman’s body found at beauty spot

The body of the woman, believed to be in her 60s, was found at a National Trust estate

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a woman was discovered at a National Trust estate.

Police found the body in woodland on the Watlington Hill estate, Oxfordshire, just before 18:00 BST on Friday.

The arrested man is being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

Thames Valley Police said it was linking the murder to reports of a man seen acting suspiciously near a pub a few hours earlier.

The victim is believed to be in her 60s, the force added.

Officers have appealed for anyone who saw a man behaving strangely near the Fox and Hounds pub in the Christmas Common area of Oxfordshire at about 15:30 to get in touch.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Watlington Hill area at about 17:30 has also been asked to contact detectives.

Det Supt Craig Kirby said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation to piece together what has happened to lead to this woman’s death.”