Appeal for witnesses following assault – Oxford
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault in Oxford.
Between 1am and 2am on Saturday (25/9) the victim, a 34-year-old woman, was walking behind the Westgate Shopping Centre in the direction of Oxpens when she was assaulted by a man.
The victim tried to flag down a passing taxi, but was unsuccessful.
The victim sustained bruising to her face and arm, but did not require hospital treatment.
A 35-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of assault and has since been released on bail.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Sian Lewis, based at Oxford police station, said: “I am particularly keen to speak to the taxi driver and two passengers who were flagged down by the victim as I believe they may have vital information that could assist the investigation.
“I would also ask anyone who may have witnessed this assault to please come forward and call 101 or report online quoting reference 43210432343.
“Or if you wish to report anonymously you can do so by contacting the independent Charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”