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Banbury attempted murder arrests after man hit by car

The scene Image copyright Erin Cave
Image caption A man in his 20s was then hit by a car and is in a "very serious condition", police said

A man in his 20s is in a critical condition in hospital after being hit by a car following a fight.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and are in custody, said Thames Valley Police.

The fight, involving weapons and a number of men, was in Banbury, Oxfordshire, at about 19:45 on Friday.

The arrested men, aged 38 and 26, are both from Banbury. Police said it was a serious incident, but they believe there is no danger to the public.

There are road closures in place in Coopers Gate and Cope Road while officers investigate.

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Image caption There are road closures in place in Coopers Gate and Cope Road

Det Insp Jon Capps urged anyone who saw a silver Volkswagen Passat in the area at the time to come forward.

He said: "This was a serious incident and we continue to investigate and there are a number of scene watches in place.

"We are keeping an open mind at this stage, but we do not believe that there is a wider danger to the public."

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