Two 16-year-old boys are arrested for ‘attempted murder’ after 14-year-old was stabbed in Oxford 


Two 16-year-old boys are arrested for ‘attempted murder’ after 14-year-old boy was stabbed in after-school attack in Oxford

  • Two teenage suspects both from Oxford are currently being held in custody
  • The stabbing occurred on Oxford’s largest housing estate with 13,100 population
  • Police Superintendent Bruce Riddell said his officers made ‘very swift arrests’

Two teenage boys were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Oxford today.

A 14-year-old boy was stabbed by two 16-year-olds in Blackbird Leys just after school was over for the day. 

The South Central Ambulance Service were called at around 4pm by Thames Valley police after reports that a boy was stabbed in Coltsfoot Square.

The victim is currently in a serious but stable condition in hospital.

The Blackbird Leys Estate in Oxford, Oxfordshire

The Blackbird Leys Estate in Oxford, Oxfordshire

The two teenage suspects both from Oxford are currently being held in custody.

The stabbing occured on Oxford’s largest housing estate in an area with a recorded population of 13,100 people.

The Blackbird Leys area had a police scheme to ‘instill good morals and good values’ in children by handing them a ‘good citizen ticket’ in 2016.

The attempted murder happened in  Coltsfoot Square not long after the school day had finished

The attempted murder happened in  Coltsfoot Square not long after the school day had finished

Three teenagers were involved and two were swiftly arrested  Pictured: Coltsfoot Square, Blackbird Leys, Oxford

Three teenagers were involved and two were swiftly arrested  Pictured: Coltsfoot Square, Blackbird Leys, Oxford

The Local Policing Area Commander for Oxford, Superintendent Bruce Riddell said: ‘This incident has led to my officers making very swift arrests, and we believe this is now contained and there is no wider threat to the public.

‘I know this incident will have caused concern in the local community, but I would re-iterate to the public that we have made arrests and are conducting thorough enquiries.

Any witnesses are urged to contact 101, quoting incident reference 1477 (14/6). 

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