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GBH- Witney

Sunday 27 April 2014, 11:06am

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious assault in a Witney pub earlier today (27/4/14).

At 12.34am police officers were called to The Red Lion Hotel in Corn Street to reports of a fight that had taken place and a man had suffered serious injuries to his head and body.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was taken to the John Radcliffe hospital where he is currently being treated for his injuries.

Det Insp Steve Raffield of Witney police station said: “This assault took place in the busy pub, which left a man in a serious condition and so we would urge anyone who has any information about this incident and who has not already given information to the police to please contact us as a matter of urgency.”

If you have any information please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and quote URN 31 27/4.

If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Notes for editors:
A 39-year-old local man was arrested near the scene on suspicion of GBH and is currently in custody.

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