Oxford attack: Two men stabbed in 'attempted murder'

Southfield Road
Image caption The attack in Southfield Road could have involved up to 10 people, police said

Two men have been taken to hospital, one with life-threatening injuries, after they were stabbed in Oxford.

Thames Valley Police said it was treating the attack in Southfield Road, which may have involved up to 10 people, as attempted murder.

It happened at about 23:30 GMT on Wednesday and a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

A third man may also have been hit by a car, but has not been found by police.

Police said a group of men were seen running from the scene, heading away from Cowley Road.

Both men who suffered stab wounds were in their 20s and were taken to Oxford's John Radcliffe Hospital.

One is in a critical condition and the other is in a serious but stable condition, police said.

A spokesman added that the road will remain closed between Cowley Road and Warneford Road for some time.

Image caption The road is closed between Cowley Road and Warneford Road

Det Insp James Senior said a vehicle involved has been described as a silver-coloured Kia with a partial registration number of LC56.

"I am particularly appealing to anybody who may have mobile phone or dash cam footage, or who may have seen vehicles making off at speed," he added.

"Although this is obviously a concerning incident, we do believe this to be isolated by people known to each other. There is no identified wider risk to the local community."

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