Amended: Appeal for witnesses after assault - Oxford

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Oxford on Monday (14/5).

At around 6.30pm on Garsington Road, near to the Premier Inn and Oxford Business Park in Cowley, a 55-year-old man was approached by another man close to the ring road.

The victim, was attacked, sustaining a broken leg, and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he required surgery. He remains in hospital at this time.

The suspect is described as a white man with brown hair, aged in his late 20s to early 30s.

After carrying out the assault, the suspect ran off towards Oxford Business Park North.

Officers are also looking to speak to the occupants of a white van (pictured below) who stopped to help the victim immediately after the assault.

The van has a distinctive blue decal on the rear right hand side.

Investigating officer Detective Constable James Macaro, of Force CID at Oxford, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to the assault to make contact with me.

“This was an unprovoked attack that happened at a busy time of the day and there were many passing vehicles.

“I particularly would like to speak to the occupants of the white van, as they offered to help the victim but have not passed on their details. I believe they may have crucial information which may assist us in our investigations.”


Notes to editors

A 26-year-old man from Oxford has been arrested on suspicion of causing Grievous Bodily Harm and released under investigation.


Incident occurred on Monday 14th May.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43180145640', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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