A 33-year-old man, whose body was found on the road, is being questioned today after a middle-aged victim was stabbed to death.
The man suffered a fatal wound in a knife attack that evening and was pronounced dead at the scene in Botley, Oxfordshire.
Detectives from the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Team arrived at the scene and later arrested the suspect on suspicion of murder.
The victim has not yet been named, but a Home Office pathologist was called in to conduct a post-mortem on his body to establish the exact cause of his death.
Detectives said he was a man in his 30s. His body was taken to the mortuary of the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
A police spokesman said it was believed to be an isolated stab that did not pose any major threat to the residents of Botley.
He said: “The Major Crime Unit of the Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation into Botley. At around 9.05 a.m. on Sunday, officers were called to report a stabbing at Pinnox Way.
“Sadly, a 30-year-old man died on the spot. His relatives have been informed and he is being supported by the authorities.
“A man aged 33 and over from Oxfordshire has been arrested on suspicion of murder. He is currently in custody.”
Detective Inspector Sally Spencer said: “We are in the early stages of this investigation following the tragic death of one person last night.
“We are conducting a thorough inquiry to establish what happened and one person has been arrested.
“There is a visual watch in place at Pinnox Way and it is likely that as long as our inquiries continue, you will see an increased police presence in the local area.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their support and cooperation.
“We believe this is an isolated incident and does not pose a widespread risk to the public.
“If anyone has any concerns or information that may help with this investigation, please speak to one of our uniformed officers or report online.”