Man stabbed in Butcher’s Row


Witness appeal after twenty-nine year old taken to hospital with stab wounds

A twenty-nine year old man was stabbed early this morning (Saturday).   The stabbing followed an argument inside a property in Butchers Row in Banbury town centre.   The argument had moved from the property and continued outside on the street.

The victim was initially treated on the scene by South Central Ambulance Service and then taken to hospital.   His condition is described as serious but he does not have life threatening injuries.

Officers from Thames Valley Police were called to the scene in Butchers Row at around 6.40am.  It is understood there were two offenders who had fled the scene on foot.   Both were described as Asian men.   It is believed that the offenders and victim were all in the Venus nightclub in Banbury the evening before.

There is a currently a scene watch in place in Butchers Row while the incident is investigated.   Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Jess Milne, of Abingdon police station, said: “This was a shocking incident in Banbury, which resulted in a man sustaining stab wounds.   

“I am appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time of this incident, and that might have information, to please come forward and speak to police.  This incident took place at a time where it could be likely that someone saw or heard something. I would urge those people to get in contact with us.

 “I would also like to reassure residents that we believe this incident to be isolated, and that there is not a wider threat to the wider community.  There will be an increased police presence in Butchers Row, as well as the remainder of Banbury town centre today, as officers carry out an investigation. We are determined to locate and bring the offenders to justice, as well as locate the weapon.

“Incidents such as this are investigated thoroughly and we would like to reassure and thank the public for their patience and understanding while this takes place.

If you have any information regarding this incident please call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting URN 250 7/3, make your report online, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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