Assault and attempted stabbing in Banbury


Witnesses to the incident in Evenlode are being sought

Thames Valley Police is investigating an assault and attempted stabbing in Banbury on Thursday evening (February 1).

Two men were in Evenlode between 9.30pm and 11pm when they were approached by a group of people.

A man from this group then assaulted one of the men and tried to stab him.

The victim, who’s in his 40s, suffered an injury to his back but it’s not known if he required hospital treatment.

An appeal has been launched for any witnesses to contact the police.

The offender is described as an Asian man in his late twenties or early thirties, of stocky build and around 6ft tall.   He also had a well-kept black beard of around medium length.   He was wearing a black tracksuit with a white stripe down the sleeve and trousers with white socks pulled up quite high.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sam Buzzard, of the Priority Crime Team based at Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this assault to please come forward.

“Also, if you were driving in the area around the time of the collision and have a dash-cam, or if you live nearby and have a CCTV camera or a video doorbell, please check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist us and get in touch if you have. You can send footage to us via this dedicated online portal.

“You can contact us either via our website or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43240051146.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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