Men hit with baseball bat in North Newington burglary


Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an aggravated burglary in North Newington.

At about 10.45pm on Tuesday, three men wearing masks entered a property in Banbury Road through an unlocked door.

Two of the men waited downstairs while the third went upstairs to a room where he struck the victims, both men aged in their twenties, with a baseball bat and demanded money.

Both victims sustained facial injuries. One of the victims was treated at the scene and the other attended Horton Hospital and has since been discharged.

The offenders stole a quantity of cash and cigarettes. No description of the offenders is currently available.

Investigating officer Det Con Richard Lewis, from Banbury Force CID, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who noticed anyone acting suspiciously in the area or saw any suspicious vehicles at around the time of the offence.

“Officers are investigating the circumstances of the incident, which we believe may be targeted.

“Patrols are taking place in the area and if anyone has any concerns or information please speak to a police officer.”

Anyone with any information about the incident should call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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