Police ask for information after receiving report of a man brandishing a knife after knocking on doors on a Banbury housing estate

Police have asked for information after receiving a report about a man knocking on doors on a Banbury estate and brandishing a knife.

By Roseanne Edwards
Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 5:24 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th April 2022, 8:55 pm
Police have asked for information about a door knocker who is carrying a knife
Police have asked for information about a door knocker who is carrying a knife

The reported incident happened on Hanwell Fields estate on Easter Sunday at around 5.30am. Thames Valley Police said the incident happened on Lord Grandison Way – officers are investigating.

The alarm was raised on Banbury Info social media site on Facebook when a contributor said: “A young man is going round knocking on doors this morning (in the) Lord Grandison and Lapsley area. When confronted he pulls out a knife."

The householder described the offender as a young white male, of medium build, wearing a dark top and possibly 19 – 22-years-old.

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Another contributor to the discussion said they had experience a door knocker asking for money. Others recommended that householders keep their doors locked.

Thames Valley Police asked anyone with any information to call 101 or report online quoting reference 43220164771.