A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing an explosion with the intent to cause grievous bodily harm.

The arrest follows an incident at 3pm on Sunday when two teenage boys suffered burns after an explosion in a pill box in London Road, Faringdon.

A 62-year-old man, who has not been named by police, was arrested and has been bailed until Wednesday, July 7.

The two boys are in Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, in a stable condition.

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 is asked to contact Abingdon CID on 08458 505505 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.