A HUGE police presence remains in place in Oakridge today after a Saturday night's double stabbing.

The attacks took place in Shooters Way and nearby Normanton Road within nine minutes of one another. The first victim died after being taken to hospital, while the second is in a serious but stable condition.

Today officers remain on the scene with extra patrols in the area.

Police have been seen using cutting edge laser technology as part of their investigations. A passer-by said they were asked to get out of the way or else the laser might blind them.

A large area is still cordoned off, covering the front of South View Junior School and preventing access down the alleyway that provides access to Lefroy Avenue.

Towards the other end of the street, part of Nash Close and the adjacent field are also blocked off.

A property in Shooters Way remains cordoned off as part of the crime scene.

The curtains of the home were visibly bloodstained with further splashes on both the upstairs and downstairs windowsills.

Another cordon was set up in Normanton Road this afternoon, blocking the pocket of green space where the street joins Jefferson Road.

That area is now accessible, although the shortcut leads towards Shooters Way remains closed.

Earlier in the day DCI Dave Storey from Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Crime Unit said: “There is a police cordon in place at this time and officers are carrying out house to house enquiries.

“Officers will also be carrying out extra patrols in the area so if you have any concerns, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.

“If you were in the vicinity last night and if you saw or heard anything suspicious, please get in touch by calling 101, quoting Operation Carr.

“If you were driving in the vicinity and have dash cam footage around that time, please also get in touch quoting the same reference.”