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Appeal for information following GBH - Oxford

Sunday 13 March 2016, 1:42pm

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident in which a man had a substance thrown at him in Barton, Oxford.

At around 8.45pm yesterday (12/3) the victim, a 36-year-old man, was walking in an alleyway between Cranley Road and Bayswater Road when he saw the offender throw a substance at him.

He then felt a burning sensation as a substance made contact with his neck and torso. The offender then left the scene.

The victim sustained serious burns during the incident, which are not believed to be life-threatening. He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital and was later transferred to Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Det Insp Paul Powell, from Oxfordshire Force CID, said: “Detectives are making enquiries to establish the circumstances of this incident in which a man had an unknown substance thrown at him, causing him to sustain serious injuries.

“We are currently working to establish what this substance is and to locate the offender. If anyone has any information about the incident please call the 24 hour Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101.”

Supt Christian Bunt, LPA Commander for Oxford, said: “This is a highly unusual and isolated incident however we understand the community may be concerned as a result and therefore there will be additional neighbourhood patrols in the area. Anyone with any concerns can approach and speak to an officer in the area or call 101 to speak to the neighbourhood team.”

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

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HJ

Media Team
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