A man has died in hospital after being stabbed sparking police to launch a murder investigation.

Police were called to College Lane in Littlemore at around 6.05pm on Sunday (February 25) as two men, aged 33 and 28, were hospitalised with stab wounds. 

The 33-year-old man from Oxford died yesterday (February 28), police have confirmed this morning (February 29).

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The victim’s next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specially-trained officers.

Formal identification and the post-mortem examination are yet to take place.

The other man has been discharged from the hospital.

Detective Inspector Stuart May, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said: “Firstly my thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends at this difficult time.

“We believe that this is an isolated incident and that there is no wider risk to the public. 

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“If you witnessed the incident, have information about what happened, or may have CCTV or dash-cam footage that could assist our investigation, please call 101 or make a report via the Thames Valley Police website, quoting reference 43240089409.

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

“While our investigation continues, you will see an increased number of officers in the area. If you are in the area and have any questions or concerns, please speak to them and they will be happy to assist you.”


A 41-year-old man from Headington has been arrested on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder. 


A 30-year-old man from Botley has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specific controlled drug above the specified limit.

A 57-year-old woman from Headington has been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

They have all been released on bail.

Cowley Road was reopened by police on Tuesday afternoon (February 27) after the road had been cordoned off since Sunday evening. 

The cordon remained in place throughout Monday (February 26) as forensics teams carried out investigations.

A 33-year-old man, previously arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released with no further action.