Police launch appeal for witnesses in 'vicious' assault at estate in Bodicote near Banbury

Thames Valley Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to a 'vicious' assault near Banbury.

By Matt Elofson
Friday, 22nd May 2020, 5:15 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd May 2020, 5:18 pm
Police appeal launched for witnesses to stabbing in Banbury
Police appeal launched for witnesses to stabbing in Banbury

The assualt occurred when the victim, a man in his 40s, was approached by two men who stabbed him in his left thigh, then hit him on the head with an unknown object.

The incident occurred at around 7.10pm on Wednesday May 20 in Hobby Road, Bodicote, Banbury.

The victim was able to run away. He received hospital treatment for his injures but has since been discharged.

The offenders got into a black Ford Focus and drove off.

One of them is described as black, in his 30s, with an athletic build, a narrow face and short, dark hair. He was wearing a black cap, black face mask, black tracksuit top and dark jeans.

The other man is described as white, approximately 6 feet tall, of a slim build and in his 30s. He was also wearing a black cap, black face mask and a dark tracksuit top.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Grahame Lea, based at Banbury police station said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward.

“This was a vicious assault and thankfully the victim was not more seriously hurt.

“I would also urge any motorists with dash-cams to check footage if they were in the local area around this time in case it captured something that could assist with the investigation.

“Anyone with information can contact police by making a report online, quoting reference 43200149177, or by calling 101 if you can’t access online services.

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

The Banbury Guardian first reported a similar police appear connected to this incident late Thursday night (May 21).

That police appeal said Hobby Road where the incident occurred is in the Longford Park area of Bodicote.

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