Police appeal launched in connection to 'racially aggravated' incident in Banbury town centre

Thames Valley Police have launched an appeal for witnesses in connection to a 'racially aggravated' incident in the Banbury town centre.

By Matt Elofson
Friday, 22nd May 2020, 12:26 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd May 2020, 1:16 pm

Police are looking for information following a racially aggravated public order offence in Church Lane, High Street, in Banbury.

The incident happened between 1.45pm and 2pm on Tuesday May 19.

A man made racially aggravated comments and shouted at people in the town centre.

Police appeal for information

The man is described as black, around 50 years old, 6 feet tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a yellow and orange top.

There were a number of victims, but in particular we would like to speak to a couple who may have vital information that could help with this investigation.

They were wearing masks, gloves and were walking with crutches and the man approached them asking for money.

Another potential witnesses was a man who changed the direction he was walking seemingly because of the man’s behaviour.

Investigating officer PC Vince Clenshaw based at Banbury police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who has information about this incident.

“If you saw this happen or you have information which may help, please get in touch.

“We would specifically like to speak to the people described as they may have more information that could help with this investigation."

People are encouraged to contact police by making a report online using the reference 43200147487.

If people do not have access to the police online system they call the non-emergency number 101.

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