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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org. 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.