GBH in basketball court in Longelandes Way


Man punched, kicked and taken to hospital after disagreement with two other men

A man required hospital treatment for a broken jaw and a broken ankle after a case of grievous bodily harm in Banbury on Monday evening.

The victim, aged 20, was in a basketball court near the Musketeer pub in Longelandes Way.  A disagreement began with two other men.   This culminated in the offenders assaulting the victim, by punching him to the face.  The victim fell to the floor and the offenders then stamped on his leg.

The man was taken to hospital for treatment for a broken jaw and broken ankle.   He has since been discharged.

The incident happened between 10.30pm and 11.15pm on Monday (1st June) and Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses.

One of the offenders is described as a white man who was around 5ft 8ins and aged approximately between 30 and 40. He had short dark hair and facial hair, tattoos on both arms and was dressed in shorts and a t-shirt.

The second offender is also a white man, aged between 40 and 50, and was wearing a short sleeved shirt.

Investigating officer, PC Peter Butt-Gow, of Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses in relation to this incident of GBH, which occurred at a time where I believe someone could have seen or heard something.

“If anyone was in the area at this time, or believes they recognise the description provided of the offenders, please get in touch with Thames Valley Police”.

Anyone with any information can call 101 or make a report online via the Thames Valley Police website.   Alternatively, you can the call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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