An Oxford man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, police have confirmed.

A 20-year-old man was arrested in the early hours of this morning and is being held in custody. 

A murder investigation was launched after a man in his 30s was stabbed to death in Bayswater Road, Barton. The victim died at the scene of his injuries.

Today, a large scene-watch remains in place in Bayswater Road and the adjacent park area.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Nick Hind of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “This incident occurred in a busy area of Barton just before 6pm on Friday, and we would renew our appeal for any witnesses to contact police.

“If you saw what happened, or were driving in the area and have dash-cam, I would ask you to please check this and contact the force if it has captured anything that can assist this investigation.

"You can contact us online or by calling 101, quoting incident reference 1694 of 8 October.

“We have now made an arrest, and I would like to re-assure the local community that we are making good progress in this investigation.

“It is understandable that incidents such as this cause great concern in the local community, but our officers at the scene are there to speak to should you have any concerns or information that you wish to raise.

“Even though our investigation is in the very early stages, we do believe that the victim and offender were known to each other, and we don’t believe there to be a wider risk to the local community.

“However, there will be a continued increased and very visible police presence in the area for some days to come while we piece together what has happened.

“Although formal identification of the victim has not yet taken place, we have identified and notified his next of kin, who are being supported by specially trained officers at this very difficult time.

“Our thoughts remain with the victim’s family and friends, who understandably are very distressed at this news.”