UPDATE: Number of people arrested over Banbury assault rises to six


The police have arrested a further three men in connection with a serious assault in Banbury.

Officers were called at around 7.45pm on Friday to the scene following a disturbance on Coopers Gate, Banbury. It was reported that a number of men had been involved in an altercation, in which weapons had been used, and the victim may also have been hit with a car, sustaining critical injuries. The victim a man in his 20 was taken to hospital in a very serious condition and remains in a critical condition.

Police have made three further arrests; A 24-year-old man from Banbury has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, a 30-year-old man from Banbury has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and a 31-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. All three have been bailed until 28 November.

These arrests are in addition to the arrest of a 29-year-old man from Banbury on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in police custody.

A 38-year-old man and a 26-year-old man both from Banbury who were also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder have both been bailed until November 28.

Senior investigating officer Det Insp Steve Raffield of Force CID, based at Banbury police station, said: “We are continuing to investigate this incident and have made a number of arrests.

“We would ask if you think you may have information that could assist our inquiry then please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting reference 1427 14/10/16.”

“There will be increased Neighbourhood patrols in the area, should you have any concerns in relation to this incident please do speak with one of the officers or call 101.”

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