Neighbours have been “alarmed” by an assault which has left two teenagers in hospital and their street cordoned off. 

Police were called to reports of disorder on Nightingale Avenue, in Greater Leys, at around 11.40pm last night.

Two male victims, both in their late teens, were seriously injured and were taken to hospital - where they remain at this time.

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Oxford Mail: The cordon on Nightingale Avenue The cordon on Nightingale Avenue

One man, aged 18, from Reading has been arrested on suspicion of causing GBH with intent and dangerous driving.

Forensic teams and a specialist dog unit remain on the scene conducting their investigations, more than 12 hours after emergency services initially scrambled to the scene.

A cordon is in place on the junction of Nightingale Avenue, Long Ground and Farm Close, with around eight police officers and three police cars still in place.

The incident has seen caused alarm in the area, which one resident described as “very quiet”.

A male resident on the road described the situation as “alarming” because it is an “unusual event”.

He explained police had asked questions but he had “no inkling” about the incident itself.

Oxford Mail: Forensics at the scene of the incidentForensics at the scene of the incident

One female resident told the Oxford Mail that the area is “very quiet” and she just “woke up and [the cordon] was there”.

Another man who also lives on Nightingale Avenue said the situation was “frustrating” because it gives the area a “bad name”.

Police are now appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Investigating officer, detective inspector James Holden-White, based at Banbury Police Station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident, or anybody with information, to please come forward.

“I would urge people in the area at the time to check dash-cam footage and if anyone has any information please call 101 or make a report online using the reference number 43220031232.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

“A scene watch is currently in place and is likely to remain in place for some time. We understand this may cause concern to members of the public, if you have any concerns please do hesitate to speak to one of our officers.”


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