A man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Tobias Bruce in Oxford.

Thames Valley Police arrested a 36-year-old man from Birmingham on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and assisting an offender, yesterday, Wednesday, March 27. 

The arrest relates to the murder of Tobias Bruce from Oxford who died following an incident in College Lane, Littlemore, on Sunday, February 25.

Tobias and a 28-year-old man were hospitalised after the stabbing, but 32-year-old Tobias succumbed to his injuries two days later.

The suspect from Birmingham, who is the fifth person to be arrested in relation to the incident currently remains in police custody.

thisisoxfordshire: Police at the scene the morning after the incident.Police at the scene the morning after the incident. (Image: Newsquest)

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A police cordon had been put in place on the Sunday evening and lasted until Tuesday afternoon as police and forensics descended on the area.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Stuart May, of the major crime unit, said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident and can confirm we have made an arrest.

“I appreciate the significant concern that this has caused in the local community, but I do not consider there to be any wider risk to the public.

“We will continue to investigate this incident expeditiously and will, of course, provide any updates when we are able to.

thisisoxfordshire: Tobias Bruce was stabbed in Oxford last month.Tobias Bruce was stabbed in Oxford last month. (Image: TVP/Family handout)

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“On behalf of Thames Valley Police, our thoughts and condolences remain with Mr Bruce’s family at what is an extremely difficult time for them.”

Police had already arrested a 41-year-old man from Headington on suspicion of two counts of attempted murder.

A 30-year-old man from Botley was also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and driving a motor vehicle with a proportion of a specific controlled drug above the specified limit.

Officers also arrested a 57-year-old woman from Headington on suspicion of assisting an offender.

The trio have all since been released on conditional bail.

thisisoxfordshire: Police at the scene on the night of the incident.Police at the scene on the night of the incident. (Image: Anna Railton)

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A 33-year-old man, previously arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released with no further action.

Tobias’ family released a heartfelt statement last month and said: “It would be fair to say that being a parent is not always easy.

"Tobias at times has not always made the right choices in life, however my love as his mum has and always will be unconditional, it has never faltered.

“Nothing will ever be as hard as the challenge I face now as a mum that has to continue without my beautiful boy.

“To not hear his infectious laugh or his loud voice saying one of his many phrases 'get ya head down will ya', 'lovely bit of kit' or seeing his beautiful smile that lights up all of our lives.

“One thing without a doubt is he was never short of love.”