THREE men were taken to hospital with gashes to their heads, arms and legs after an 'extremely violent assault'. 

The altercation took place in Meyseys Close, Headington, at around 9pm on Friday. 

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Detective Constable Oliver Dalby, based at Oxford Police Station, said: “This was an extremely violent assault which has left multiple victims with serious injuries and so I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to come forward.

“I would like to ask those in the local community who have CCTV or video doorbells and also any motorists who were travelling through the vicinity at the time of the incident and have a dash-cam, to check your footage and make a report should you have captured something which you think may assist in our investigation.

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“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200340248, or by calling the non-emergency number 101.”

So far police have arrested: 

  • a 21-year-old man, of no fixed abode, on suspicion of affray and section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent 
  • a 21-year-old man, from Oxford, on suspicion of conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm with intent
  • a 22-year-old man, from Oxford, on suspicion on possession of an offensive weapon and section 18 wounding with intent 
  • a 22-year-old man, from Oxford, on suspicion of affray and section 18 wounding with intent 
  • a 22-year-old man, from Oxford, on suspicion of affray and wounding/inflicting grievous bodily without intent. 

All five men have been released on police bail.