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Man stabbed and robbed in Oxford churchyard

St Mary and St John in Cowley Road Image copyright Google
Image caption The attack happened in the grounds of St Mary and St John in Cowley Road

A man has been robbed and repeatedly stabbed in an Oxford churchyard.

The attack in the grounds of St Mary and St John, Cowley Road, took place between 22:00 BST and midnight on Monday.

The victim, 34, was approached by a group of men and a woman and kicked to the floor. During the attack he received stab wounds to his arms and bruising to his face and body.

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Two other men, aged 29 and 27, have been charged with robbery and assault respectively.

They are due to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court on Friday. Police are still looking for further suspects.

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