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Appeal for witnesses following assault in Oxford

Alert message sent 19/03/2019 09:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault in Oxford.

At around 6.30pm on Wednesday (13/3) the victim, a 65-year-old man was in his car at the Heyford Hill roundabout when a silver car pulled up beside him. The driver got out of the car, opened the victim’s door and threw his paperwork over the road.

As the victim got out of the car to retrieve his paperwork, the offender punched him in the face, causing him to fall to the floor. The offender then drove away towards the Redbridge roundabout.

The victim suffered a cut to his eye that needed stitches in hospital as well as bruising and swelling. He has since been discharged.

The offender is described as black, between 30 and 40 years old, approximately 5ft 10ins tall and of muscular build. He had a shaved head and was wearing a grey t-shirt.

Investigating officer, PC Lee Butler, based at Oxford police station said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward.

“Furthermore, we would urge anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, to check any dash-cam footage to see if it may have captured what happened.

“If you have any information that may help the investigation, you can call the non-emergency number 101 quoting reference ‘43190078074’, or make a report online.

“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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Caitlin Rosetti (Police, Communications Support Assistant, Thames Valley)

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