Police issue image of car in relation to Banbury attempted murder

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Police are appealing to the public for information about a car that might have been near the scene of an attempted murder.

At around 7.45pm on Friday, October 14, police officers were called a disturbance on Coopers Gate in Banbury.

Police want information about this car in relation to the attempted murder of a man in Banbury NNL-161020-142553001

Police want information about this car in relation to the attempted murder of a man in Banbury NNL-161020-142553001

As a result, a man in his twenties was taken to hospital, where he remains in a critical condition.

Police are now making a new appeal in connection with the attempted murder.

Senior investigating officer Det Insp Steve Raffield of Force CID, based at Banbury police station, said: “I am very keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or have any information about a light coloured Volkswagen Passat estate vehicle with the registration plate VE03 ZFY.

“This vehicle was seen several times in the area of Southam Road and Cope Road during the evening of Friday the 14th of October. The car was later found burnt out near Cropredy.

“If you have any information about this vehicle or the incident and have not yet come forward we would ask you to think about the victim who is a critical condition in hospital and contact us immediately by calling 101 quoting reference 1427 14/10/16.

“A dedicated team has been set up to investigate this attempted murder and we continue patrols in the area, so if anyone has any questions or concerns please speak to one of our officers.

“If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppersanonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

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