Oxford don found dead at college

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Detectives are investigating the death of an Oxford University don after she was found dying at the bottom of a flight of stairs at her college.

Gudrun Loftus, 52, was found at St John's College at 6.45am on Tuesday. Initial inquiries suggested the German language lecturer slipped at the top of a staircase and hit her head.

Police are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination for the exact cause.