TWO men have been arrested after a vicious attack in an Oxford children’s playground.

A 19-year-old was left with a fractured skull, a bleed on the brain and a broken rib on Friday night.

He is still in hospital in a 'serious condition'.

On Friday afternoon, police officers cordoned off the playing fields between Croft Road, Rippington Drive and Old Marston Road.

Oxford Mail:

Now, officers have arrested two 18-year-old men from Oxford and Reading on Saturday on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

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They have both been bailed until October 3.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Vicki Reynolds of Oxford CID, said: “This was a particularly violent assault and has left a teenager with extensive injuries.

Oxford Mail:

“Thankfully, following scans, he does not have a broken neck, but has sustained a fractured skull, a bleed on the brain a broken rib.

“I am appealing to anybody that witnessed the incident or can help this investigation in any way to please get in touch with police.

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“I’m particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have CCTV or doorbell camera footage in the surrounding areas of the park to see if it has captured two men walking around the estate between 11pm on Thursday evening and 1am on Friday morning."

Anybody with information should call police on 101 quoting 43200276401.