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Appeal for witnesses following attempted robbery in Didcot

Alert message sent 18/11/2019 15:02:00

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery in Didcot.

At around 7.30pm on Thursday (14/11) the victim, a 20-year-old man was walking on the Yellow Brick Road pathway between Orwell Drive and Derwent Avenue, when he bumped into a man walking in the opposite direction.

The man demanded the victim’s phone and when the victim refused the offender pulled out a yellow Stanley knife and cut him.

The victim managed to get away and ran off in the direction of the bridge on Cow Lane.

The victim’s t-shirt was cut and he received a graze to his stomach. He did not require hospital treatment.

The offender is described as a white man, around 6ft tall, in his late twenties to early thirties and slim. He had a distinctive jawline, thin lips and a short moustache. He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up which had a small white logo on the left side and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Investigating officer, Sergeant Jon Shaw based at Abingdon police station, said: “This was a very distressing incident for the victim and I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed it, or who has any information which they think could help our investigation.

“If you have any details which you believe could be relevant, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference number 43190356537 or report online.

“Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

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