Victim hospitalised after early hours GBH


Saturday morning assault on man in Banbury Market Place

A man is in hospital this evening after an assault in Banbury’s Market Place.   The man is believed to have been punched in the head, causing him to fall and hit his head on the ground.

The victim, who is in his thirties, was taken to hospital with a serious head injury. 

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the assault which took place at around 12.20 this morning in the Market Place, near to the junction with Parsons Street.   There is currently no description available of the offender.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Larry Johnson, of Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident of assault, which has left a man requiring hospital treatment.

“I am appealing to members of the public who may have been in the area of Market Square, or nearby, at around the time this incident happened, to please come forward if they have any information.

“I would like to offer reassurance to the public that we believe this incident to be isolated, and that there is not a threat to the wider community.

“Residents will see an increased police presence in the area while officers make enquiries into this incident, so I would like to thank them for their patience while this takes place”.

Anyone with information is asked to call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting reference 43200245226, make a report online, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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