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Man arrested in connection with stabbing

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Oxford Credit: Chris Holt

A young man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was attacked in his car.

Police rushed to the scene at around 10.50pm yesterday after horrified onlookers spotted the injured man in a red Mazda car parked on the road.

The man, aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital, however, he died from his injuries in the early hours of this morning.

Police cordon off the area in Oxford following a stabbing Credit: Chris Holt

A man aged in his 20s and from Oxford was arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted murder shortly after the incident and remains in police custody, where he was due to be quizzed by officers.

Police at the scene of a stabbing in Oxford Credit: Chris Holt

"Thames Valley Police is currently at the scene of a suspicious death in Oxford. Officers were called to Northway in Barton at 10.48pm last night to reports of an injured man in a red Mazda car parked on the road. The man, who is believed to be in his thirties, was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. However he sadly died earlier today. Burchester Avenue and Northway are currently closed as police carry out forensic examinations and investigations at the scene. A man in his twenties from Oxford was arrested near the scene on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently in police custody."

– A Thames Valley Police spokesman


Man dies after stabbing in Oxford

A man has died after being stabbed in Oxford Credit: Chris Holt

A man has died after being stabbed in Oxford.

He was found in a red Mazda on North Way between Burchester Avenue and Edgecombe Road last night.

The victim, who is in his 30's was taken to the John Radcliffe in Oxford for treatment, but died from his injuries this morning. It's believed he suffered puncture wounds.

A man in his 20's from Oxford was arrested last night on suspicion of attempted murder, he remains in police custody.

Police and forensics teams are investigating the incident and the area is cordoned off this morning.

Oxford Randolph hotel fire believed to have started in kitchen

The MacDonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford

A fire which broke out at an Oxford hotel this afternoon is not thought to be suspicious.

Police have remained at the MacDonald Randolph Hotel this evening after the blaze, which is believed to have started in the ground floor kitchen.

Officers were called to the historic building on Beaumount Street at 4.37pm, following reports of smoke coming from the roof.

Three people were checked over by paramedics at the scene but they didn't require further medical attention.

“Following a fire at the Randolph Hotel, a major incident has been declared. We are supporting our colleagues in Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service who are at the scene.

“We are working hard to keep disruption to a minimum and would like to thank members of the public for their patience and their cooperation

– Supt Christian Bunt, LPA Commander for Oxford

ITV Meridian has learned a significant number of guests and staff from the Randolph and nearby buildings have been evacuated.

All of the floors and rooms in the hotel have been searched and it's not believed anyone remains inside the building.

Road closures in the area will remain in place in to the night, while officers say they are working to try to enable the city to return to normality 'as quickly as possible'.

Road closures in the area include Beaumont Street, Magdalen Street and St Giles.

A diversion for cars is in place via Walton Street and on to St Margaret's Road and Woodstock Road.

A diversion for taxis and buses is in place via Parks Road, Broad Street and George Street.

Motorists and members of the public are advised to avoid the area due to the ongoing disruption.


Reaction to large fire at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford

March by the English Defence League through Oxford

The English Defence League (EDL) will hold a march in Oxford today.

Thames Valley Police is working with the protest organisers to facilitate a peaceful demonstration and our aim is to ensure that the impact on local people, businesses and visitors to the city is minimised.

The protestors, along with a counter demonstration by Unite Against Fascism (UAF), are expected to be in the city centre from mid morning onwards. The Force does not at this stage have confirmation of the start time or the planned route.

Thames Valley Police is working with partners to facilitate a peaceful protest, and an increased number of officers will be available for deployment.

Demonstrations of this nature have the potential to worry local residents and businesses in Oxford. We have therefore been working closely with partner organisations and community groups to try and minimise disruption, provide reassurance and, as far as possible, maximise the safety of those taking part in the protest.

There are no planned road closures at this stage but drivers are advised to avoid the area as there are likely to be delays.

Man who fell overboard releases book about his dramatic rescue

Andrew Taylor was suffering from hypothermia and shock when he was rescued Credit: ITV Meridian

Exactly one year after he was rescued from the North Pacific, a novice sailor has released a book about his fight for survival.

Andrew Taylor who's 47 and from Oxford, was taking part in the Clipper round the world yacht race when he was hit by a huge wave and swept out to sea. A violent storm meant Andrew spent nearly two hours in the freezing water.

Today he is releasing his book 179West - named after the exact co-ordinates where he fell overboard.

Historic murder case reopened

Twenty years ago today, a mother of four from Oxford was murdered in her own home, her body was found by her young children.

In 1995 Nasreen Akhtar had been strangled, and although her husband Hakim Khan stood trial for her murder, he was acquitted due to the lack of evidence.

Well today, the case has been reopened, with an appeal from Nasreen Akhtar's family. Divya Kohli has this.

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