A MAN is is in a serious condition after he was assaulted near a children’s play park this morning.

Thames Valley police is appealing for witnesses after a 19-year-old man suffered serious injuries in an attack in Oxford.

At 12.10am this morning the man was attacked around the children’s play park within the playing fields between Croft Road, Rippington Drive and Old Marston Road.

The victim was approached by two men along the pathway and was attacked receiving serious head injuries.

The 19-year-old was taken to the john Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he remains in a serious condition.

He is currently being treated for a head injury, broken nose, and a potential broken neck.

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The offenders are both described as white men, aged in their late teens to early twenties and both of medium build.

One offender was wearing a hooded top with the hood up, while the other had short dark hair. This man was approximately 6ft tall, while the other man was approximately 5ft 10ins tall.

The victim was wearing a t-shirt and dark trousers and was also 6ft tall.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Harriet Scroggs, of Oxford CID, said: “This was a particularly nasty and violent assault which has left a teenager with extensive serious injuries.

“I am appealing to anybody who may have seen what happened, or who knows who the offenders are, to get in touch with police.

“I’m also keen to hear from anyone who has camera footage or witnessed the assault.

“If you can help, you should call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43200276401.

“Alternatively, you can make a report online, or if you do not wish to speak directly with police, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”