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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery of a teenage boy in Kidlington.
Between 3.30pm and 3.45pm on Wednesday (15/11), the boy, aged in his early teens, was walking in the alley between Moreton Avenue and Hardwick Avenue when another boy approached him.
“The offender than assaulted the victim, as he attempted to steal his coat. The victim sustained minor injuries to his hand.
The offender is described as a white boy, around 5ft 9ins tall and around 15 to 16 years-old.
He had short black hair and was wearing a black blazer, black trousers and a school tie.
He spoke with a deep voice and is believed to have sustained an injury to his face during the altercation.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Sophie Smith, of the Priority Crime Team said: “Fortunately, nothing was stolen in this incident, but the victim did sustain a hand injury.
“I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this incident or who may have any information that can assist this investigation to please contact Thames Valley Police.
“You can do so by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43230514641.
“You can also submit digital evidence, for example dash-cam, CCTV or camera footage, via our dedicated portal for this investigation at https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/serip/appeal/attempt-robbery-wednesday-15th-november-2023
“If you don’t wish to speak directly to police, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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