The investigating police officers have been given a warrant for further detention of three other boys in custody.
In a news release this afternoon (Tuesday) Thames Valley Police said: “Officers in Banbury have arrested two more teenagers in an attempted murder investigation in Banbury.
“A 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy, both from Banbury, are in custody.
“A warrant of further detention has been granted for three other boys in custody, a 15-year-old boy from Oxford, and two 16-year-old boys from Banbury.
“The arrests relate to an incident in People’s Park, Banbury, at around 4pm on Saturday, when a 21-year-old man was stabbed. He remains in hospital in a stable condition.”
The story broke on Saturday after the incident. Police praised people who acted to save the victim’s life. See Banbury Guardian story here.
Anyone with any information relating to the incident is urged to call 101 or make a report online, quoting reference 43220255119, or alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.