Appeal for witnesses following assault – Oxford
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault in Oxford.
It happened at around 2pm on Wednesday 11 August at the Green Road roundabout junction with Bayswater Road.
The victim, a man in his twenties, was riding a Suzuki SV650 motorcycle when a grey Mercedes Benz CLA 220 pulled in front of him.
The driver got out of the vehicle and there was a verbal altercation. The driver then pushed to victim and hit him on the crash helmet with a hammer, damaging the visor.
The victim was not injured during the incident.
A 50-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place, criminal damage and common assault. He has been released under investigation.
Investigating officer, PC Lorna Benjamin, based at Cowley police station, said: “I’m appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has any information about what happened, to please come forward.
“I’d also ask any motorists who have dash-cams and were in the vicinity of the incident at around 2pm to please check any footage in case it has captured something that could assist with this investigation.
“You can report any information by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210359083.
“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”