Appeal for information after fail to stop road traffic collision – Oxford

05 January 2016, 1:25 pm

Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a driver failed to stop at the scene of a road traffic collision.

At around 12.15am on Saturday (2/1) officers were called to an incident of criminal damage where an offender was using a baseball bat to cause damage to a car parked on Blackbird Leys Road, Oxford near to the mini roundabout junction with Balfour Road.

Upon arrival, officers parked with blue lights on and got out to deal with the incident. Whilst an officer was crossing the road, he was in collision with a white Vauxhall Combo van.

The officer sustained severe bruising and grazing to his left side.

He did not require hospital treatment.

The van was later recovered in Knolles Road, Cowley near to the junction with Boswell Road.

Investigating officer Sgt Jack Hawkins of Roads Policing, based at Abingdon police station said: “I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the collision or may have information as to the identity of the driver or front seat passenger in the Vauxhall Combo van.

“There were a number of people in the area at the time of both incidents who may have witnessed the collision and the criminal damage. If you have any information please contact me on the non-emergency number 101.

“If you don’t want to speak directly to 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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