A man in hospital with stab wounds is now "conscious and stable" as a 26-year-old has been released on conditional bail in Oxford.

Police were called to Edgecombe Road in Barton at around 11.35pm on Thursday, February 29 to reports of a stabbing.

A man suffered several stab wounds and was taken to hospital where he has now stabilised, police have said.

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One man, aged 26 and from Barton, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and obstructing or resisting a constable in the execution of their duty. 

He has been released on conditional bail while police investigation continues.

Detectives probing the stabbing have not ruled out a connection with another stabbing in Oxford four days earlier.

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. 

Tobias Bruce, 33, from Oxford, died in hospital on Wednesday, February 28 sparking police to launch a murder investigation.

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "The arrested 26-year-old man has been released on conditional bail while our investigation continues.

"No further arrests have been made and we are still keeping an open mind as to any links to the Littlemore incident."

Police have urged anyone with information to come forward.

Anybody who witnessed the incident or who has any information that may assist the investigation should contact police on 101, quoting reference 43240096926 or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.