A MAN was attacked at one of Oxford's most picturesque and popular landmarks.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was robbed of money and jewellery in Christ Church Memorial Gardens on Wednesday evening.

He was robbed in the city centre garden in St Aldates by two men at about 6pm, suffering cuts to his hands and head.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

A 38-year-old man from Oxford has been arrested on suspicion of assault and remained in police custody today.

An alleyway opposite the garden entrance was also cordoned off that evening and was being guarded by two police officers, according to one passerby. 

Police have been asked to clarify why the alleyway, next to Oxford Blue shop, was also taped off.

The garden was created commemorate former students of Christ Church College who were killed or missing in the First World War. 

It is the main visitor entrance to Christ Church and the meadow.