Appeal for witness following assault – Banbury
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of grievous bodily harm in Banbury.
At around 1.50pm on Thursday 11 June in The Rydes, Bodicote, two victims, a teenage boy and a man in his forties, were involved in an altercation with a group of four men with knives.
One of the victims, the man in his forties, sustained an arm injury and was taken to hospital. He has since been discharged.
A phone was stolen during the incident.
Investigating officer, PC Kelly Williams, based at Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have seen what happened or who has any information about the incident to please come forward.
“I believe there were two people walking by just seconds before the assault happened, therefore I would urge these individuals to get in touch as you may have information that could assist with the investigation.
“Furthermore, I would ask anyone with a dash-cam or personal CCTV to check any footage in case it may have captured what happened.
“Anyone with information can get in touch with police by calling 101, or making a report online, quoting reference 43200174425.
“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
Note to Editors
A 22-year-old man from Banbury was arrested on suspicion of section 18 wounding with intent, common assault, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and theft from the person of another.
A 20-year-old man from Banbury was arrested on suspicion of section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent and possession of a controlled drug of class B.
A 16-year-old boy from Banbury was arrested on suspicion of section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent, theft and assault by beating.
A 16-year-old boy from Banbury was arrested on suspicion of section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent, theft, common assault, possession of a controlled drug of class A and possession of a controlled drug of class B.
All four have been released on bail.