Police were called at 12.42am this morning to reports that two men had been stabbed next to the Cowley Convenience Store.
The alleged stabber then caused damage to a number of cars and threatened local occupants with a knife.
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The two victims, a man in his teens and a man in his 20s, were taken to hospital, where they remain.
A 27-year-old man from Oxford has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, criminal damage and assaulting an emergency worker.
A 34-year-old Littlemore man has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.
Both men remain in police custody.
🚨 APPEAL 🚨
We are appealing for witnesses to an attempted murder in Oxford.
At around 12.42am this morning, the force received a report two men had been stabbed on Barns Road.
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DS Alexander McKend, of St Aldates police station, said: “This was a serious incident that we are investigating thoroughly, with two suspects currently in police custody.
“There is a large scene-watch in place in Barns Road; therefore residents will see an increased police presence in the area while officers and staff carry out enquiries.
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“I understand people may have concerns but you are welcome to discuss these with any of our uniformed officers. We will also be conducting extra patrols in the area.
“Anyone with information or footage should call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43230392749.
“Alternatively, provide information anonymously to independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”