Appeal for witnesses after man is stabbed – Wood Farm, Oxford
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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an 18-year-old man was stabbed in an assault in Oxford last night (15/11).
At around 11pm, the victim was in an alleyway in Wood Farm Road Park when he was approached by a group of up to four males.
He was hit several times by the group and sustained a stab wound to a leg and contacted South Central Ambulance Service.
Officers were called by the ambulance service and located the victim with a stab wound to his right calf. The victim was also struck in the face, causing a broken tooth.
He was taken to hospital, where he remains at this time, although his injuries are not life threatening or life changing.
The offenders are described as white, and aged between 16 and 18.
They were all shorter than the victim, who is 5ft 9ins tall.
Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Peter Warne of Oxford CID, said: “This incident occurred late last night in Wood Farm Park.
“The victim suffered a stab wound, and is being treated in hospital.
“I am appealing to anybody who may have been in the area between 10.30pm and 11.30pm last night and who believe that they may have seen this incident to please contact Thames Valley Police.
“You can do so by making a report online or by contacting 101, quoting reference number 43220516026.
“At this stage, we have not made any arrests, but we are confident that this incident is not linked to an ongoing murder investigation in Jericho.
“It is understandable that this incident will cause concern in the local community, but we are stepping up patrols in the area, and you are likely to see an increased police presence in the area while the investigation is ongoing.
“If you have any concerns or information, please do not hesitate to speak to one of our officers.
“We are determined to tackle knife crime in our communities, and are investigating this incident as a top priority.
“If you feel that you have information, but do not wish to speak directly with police, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”