Police have arrested a man in connection with an explosion in Faringdon on Sunday.

The 62-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm. He has been bailed pending further enquiries until July 7.

At about 3pm on Sunday, two teenage boys suffered burns after an explosion in the Pill Box in London Road. They remain in the Frenchay Hospital in Bristol in a stable condition.

Local Commander, Chief Insp Andy Boyd, said: “I appeal to anyone who was in Faringdon over the weekend and saw anybody acting suspiciously near the Pill Box between Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon to contact police.

“I would like to reassure the community of Faringdon that we are treating this as an isolated incident and the neighbourhood team will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the area.”

Anyone with information that could assist police enquiries is urged to contact Abingdon CID via Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police and don’t want to leave your name contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.