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Appeal for witnesses following an assault in Abingdon

Alert message sent 16/10/2019 14:38:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

At around 9.45pm on Tuesday 8 October the victim, a 16-year-old boy, was approached by a group of youths and assaulted by a boy from the group in an unprovoked homophobic incident at Abingdon Street Fair at the junction of Conduit Road and Ock Street.

The victim then ran away and was assaulted again by a second boy on Tower Close.

The victim was punched multiple times in the face resulting in a broken nose.

The first offender is described as a black boy, aged between 16 to 19-years-old and around 5ft 7ins tall. He was wearing a waterproof mac with a hood.

The second offender is described as a black boy, also aged between 16 to 19-years-old, around 5ft 9ins tall and afro hair tied in a ponytail.

Investigating officer PC Carly Meads based at Abingdon police station, said: “This was a frightening experience for the victim and I am urging anyone who believes that they recognise the description of the offenders to come forward.

“I am appealing to anybody who was at the fair in the area at the time of the offence who believes that they may have any information to contact the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43190312410, or to make a report online."

Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Emma Tarry (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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