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Man arrested after death of man found bleeding in car

A murder investigation is underway in Oxford tonight - after a man was found bleeding in a car in the city on Tuesday evening and later died at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Residential streets have been cordoned off around North Way in the Barton area while forensic teams investigate. It is believed the man had suffered stab wounds. A 31-year-old man has been arrested. Kate Bunkall reports.

Police launch murder investigation after fatal stabbing

Thames Valley Police has launched a murder investigation following an incident in Oxford last night.

Officers attended North Way in Barton at 10.48pm to reports of a man with chest injuries in a red Mazda car parked on the road.

The victim, a man was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. However he sadly died earlier today.

The victim is yet to be formally identified.

The junction of North Way and Burchester Avenue is closed as police carry out searches and investigations. Diversions are in place and the closure will be reviewed tomorrow.

A 31-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has subsequently been arrested on suspicion of murder and is currently in police custody.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the area at the time and who may have seen anything to contact us as a matter of urgency. We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a red Mazda vehicle in the area last night to make contact with us via 101. There are police officers currently carrying out searches at the scene. In addition there are officers doing house to house enquiries and reassurance patrols.”

– Det Chief Insp Mike Lynch, leading the investigation

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Tributes paid to teenager stabbed to death

Kyle Byfield was found injured in Banbury earlier this month Credit: Thames Valley Police

The family of a teenager who was stabbed to death in Oxford have paid tribute to him.

23-year-old Kyle Byfield, 23 was found injured at Jubilee Court in Banbury, on 16th April. He died later in hospital.

"Firstly Alan, Laurie and I and both families would like to say how much we appreciate all the love and support from the local community that has been shown. We are all overwhelmed by the generosity people have shown towards Kyle. We cannot name you all but here are a few; Steve Hunt, the Sawyer family, Tracey Yeomans and Chris Phillips. Kyle was our first child who adored his younger sister Aleah who we lost to asthma 10 years ago. He was a loving, caring son, who would do anything for friends and family. He had a fantastic character and was a happy go lucky young man. He was the joker and life and soul of the party. Family and friends will always remember him for his cheeky smile and charm. Kyle loved to ‘dress to impress’ and was always fashion conscious. He loved his sports and was a very good football and rugby player; he played both from the age of 6. He played for Banbury Bulls and many local football teams over the years. Kyle loved music and singing and dancing and was always showing ‘his moves’. We are all totally devastated and shocked by this tragic loss of our beloved Kyle. He will be greatly missed by all and forever in our hearts. We will notify everyone of the funeral date when it has been arranged."

– Ronnie Byfield, Alan Byfield and Laurie Peach (Mum, Dad and girlfriend)

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.

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Arrests made after three men stabbed in Canterbury

Police cordon off the area following the disturbance Credit: @XOHMYGLOBX

Three men have been taken to hospital with stab wounds after a disturbance in Canterbury last night.

The incident which involved a group of people happened just before 11pm between the High Street and Canterbury West station.

Two people have been arrested and are currently in police custody.

Unprovoked attacks on women in Portsmouth

Police are renewing an appeal for information after two similar attacks on women in Portsmouth.

The first assault happened on Friday 20th June, when a 20-year-old woman was approached from behind by a man and received a serious chest injury.

The second assault happened on Sunday 29th June in the Hilsea area when a 45-year-old woman was walking her dog.

She was approached by a man who then assaulted her, leaving her with a stab wound to her chest.

The suspect has been described as white, aged in his late teens to early 20s.

Firstly I’d like to recognise and thank both women for their actions in the immediate aftermath of these assaults. They showed courage in attempting to defend themselves, and then reporting what happened promptly to police despite their distress and injuries.

"Both women were also injured in the chest by what we believe was some sort of bladed object, possibly a knife, although the precise item used is not confirmed at the moment."

– Hampshire Constabulary’s Portsmouth District commander Superintendent Alison Heydari said:

Woman stabbed in Portsmouth

Police are investigating a second similar report of assault in Portsmouth in just over a week. A woman was walking her dog on a wooded footpath along the shoreline of Ports Creek this morning when she was approached by a man who assaulted her before running off towards Hilsea Lines.

The woman sustained a stab wound to her chest as a result of the incident. Her injury is not described as life threatening and the woman is being treated at Queen Alexandra hospital, Cosham. No arrest has been made at this time.

A similar report was made at around 10.40pm on Friday, June 20. A 20-year-old woman sustained a wound to her chest when she was assaulted by a man as she walked along Southampton Road, Cosham near Ashurst Road. The woman also sustained non-life threatening injuries.

This type of unprovoked attack is extremely unusual, particularly two similar incidents in the north of the city in just over a week. We are obviously investigating the possibility that these are linked. We need to identify the person responsible and I would encourage anyone who may be able to help us do this to contact us as soon as possible. We would also appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the assault to come forward. Reassurance patrols by local Safer Neighbourhoods teams in the Hilsea area are ongoing.”

– Detective Inspector Mark Tutton
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