Two arrests after Hook Norton teenager is threatened with weapons

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Hook Norton.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 4:10 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd December 2019, 4:13 pm
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It happened between 3.35pm and 4pm between Watery Lane and The Bourne on Tuesday, December 17.

The victim, a 16 year old boy, was threatened with a knife and an extendable baton and was then involved in a physical fight. He was chased by two offenders into The Bourne.

The victim sustained cuts and bruises but didn’t require hospital treatment.

Two boys, both aged 17, from Chipping Norton and Hook Norton have been arrested and bailed on suspicion of robbery.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Lorna Briggs based at Banbury police station, said: “This investigation is ongoing but is being treated as an isolated incident.

“I would like to thank the community for their help but would ask that people refrain from speculating about what happened and who is involved.

“This is to protect the investigation and also the victim, their family and any witnesses.

“We understand that an incident like this in your local community can be concerning but I would like to offer reassurance that officers are investigating this thoroughly.

“Police responded quickly and robustly, resulting in two arrests.

“Anyone with information that could help this investigation, no matter how small or insignificant you think it is, please contact the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101 and use the reference 43190393687 or make a report online.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 anonymously.”