Police launch appeal for witnesses after assault on Banbury basketball court

Thames Valley Police have launched an appeal for witnesses after an assault on a basketball court in Banbury.

By Matt Elofson
Friday, 5th June 2020, 12:59 pm

The incident between 10.30 and 11.15pm on Monday (June 1), when the victim, a 20-year-old man, was in a basketball court located near the Musketeer public house in Longelandes Way.

Two offenders, both men, were also present at the basketball court.

A disagreement began between the victim and both offenders, which culminated in the offenders assaulting the victim, by punching him to the face.

Police appeal launched after assault in Banbury

The victim fell to the floor, before the offenders then stamped on his leg.

The victim sustained a fractured jaw and broken ankle and was taken to hospital for treatment, but has since been discharged.

The first offender is described as a white man who was around 5 feet 8 inches tall and aged approximately between 30 and 40. He had short dark hair and facial hair, tattoos on both arms and was dressed in shorts and a T-shirt.

The second offender is also a white man, aged between 40 and 50, and was wearing a short sleeved shirt.

Investigating officer, PC Peter Butt-Gow, of Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses in relation to this incident of grievous bodily harm (GBH), which occurred at a time where I believe someone could have seen or heard something.

“If anyone was in the area at this time, or believes they recognise the description provided of the offenders, please get in touch with Thames Valley Police.

“You can do this by calling 101 or reporting online. Please reference number 43200162626 when making any reports.

“Alternatively, you can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”