UK police bail suspect in Oxford murder

2012-01-13 21:01

London - British police say a man who was arrested on suspicion of murdering an Oxford University professor has been released on bail.

Steven Gregory Rawlings, who teaches physics at the university's St Peter's College, was found dead at a property in Southmoor, near Oxford, on Wednesday night.

Police on Thursday said they had arrested a 49-year-old man who appeared to have known the victim.

On Friday, police released the suspect on bail and said Rawlings's death may be "a matter for a coroner's inquest rather than a criminal court".