A MAN was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man in his 50s was stabbed in a pub brawl in Oxford.

The victim suffered a number of stab wounds during a pub brawl outside the William Morris in Templars Square.

Money and a phone were also stolen from him.

He was then taken to hospital for treatment, but has since been discharged.

Two arrests have now been made in connection with the incident that happened at around 10.30pm on Monday, August 24.

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A 39-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is currently on police bail. 

Another man, 49, also from Oxford, has been charged in connection with the incident.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for information following the attempted murder.

Investigating officer, detective constable Claire Sadler, of Oxford police station said: "We are appealing for witnesses to this incident, during which a man aged in his fifties sustained a number of stab wounds.

"I would like to appeal to anyone who was in the area at this time who might have information on it, to please come forward and speak to police.

"I would also like to make it clear that this incident was isolated, and is not being treated as linked to any other incidents.

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"We have also made a charge in relation to this investigation, therefore I would like to reassure the community that we believe this incident to be an isolated one."

Anyone who can help is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting 43200265151.

To remain anonymous call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.