Blackbird Leys stabbing: two more teenagers arrested

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Two more teens arrested after 14-year-old stabbed in Blackbird Leys
Two more teens arrested after 14-year-old stabbed in Blackbird Leys

Two more teenagers have been arrested after the ‘attempted murder’ stabbing of a 14-year-old.

The arrests are in connection with an incident in Blackbird Leys yesterday afternoon (June 14).

Thames Valley Police officers were called to the scene by South Central Ambulance Service following reports of a stabbing.

The victim was found on Coltsfoot Square following an incident on Samphire Road, in which he was stabbed.

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The teen was rushed to hospital, where he remains at this time.

Two 16-year-old boys arrested yesterday afternoon, who are also both from Oxford, remain in custody.

Police have now arrested two more teenage boys, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, who are also both from Oxford.

They are being quizzed by police at this time.

All the boys have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Superintendent Bruce Riddell, the Local Policing Area Commander for Oxford, said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstance of this incident and we have now made four arrests.

“We are appealing for witnesses to this incident that happened just before 4pm in Samphire Road, Blackbird Leys.

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“I would urge anybody who witnessed the incident to please contact 101, quoting incident reference 1477 (14/6).

“At this time we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident and we believe the victim and the offenders were known to each other.

“However this is a concerning incident which involves young people being involved in serious violence.

“It remains a priority for myself and the Force to divert young people away from such violence.

“We continue to work with our local communities and partners, including our Violence Reduction Unit, the local authority and others, to engage with young people in order to stop them from becoming involved in violence such as this.”

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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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