THREE men left nightclubs across the city centre in handcuffs last night after reports of attempted rape and sexual assaults. 

It comes on the back of the new initiative launched by police to crackdown on sexual offending in Oxford's clubs.

Last night was the second weekend where police have been on the streets undercover and in uniform to hunt for sexual predators who are exploiting the vulnerable. 

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The three men, who are all from Oxford, were arrested outside the night clubs on the street.

A 19-year-old was arrested on Cornmarket Street for an attempted rape that was reported to police on November 9.

It is understood that an incident didn't happen inside the club, but that police were acting on intelligence. 

On Park End Street a 34-year-old man was arrested outside a club for a sexual assault.

Another 34-year-old man was arrested for a sexual assault outside a club on Queen Street.

The three are still being questioned by police and an update on whether they will be released or charged will be made today.

Police say they won't reveal the names of the nightclubs because of the investigation and relationships with the clubs.

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Detective Inspector James Senior wrote on Twitter: "Three in custody this morning for sexual assaults occurring inside nightclubs in Oxford.

"Good to see door staff taking positive action and people having the confidence to report.

"Good opportunity for us to make it clear this behaviour won't be tolerated."