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Appeal for witnesses following affray and theft in Oxford

Alert message sent 01/06/2020 17:13:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

At around 3.30pm on Friday (29/5) the victim was on his boat on Hinksey stream, near the A423 junction of the Southern Bypass, when he was approached by four teenagers.

The teenagers confronted the victim before picking up a knife, a cleaver and a saw from the boat. They ran off in the direction of Rose Hill.

No one was injured. A black handled serrated kitchen knife, an orange handled meat cleaver and a knife were stolen.

The first offender is described as a white boy, aged between 16 and 17-years-old, with short brown hair and slim. He was wearing a grey tracksuit.

The other three offenders were described as black boys, all of average height and build, with short haircuts and all wearing grey tracksuits.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Dan Hayward based at Oxford police station said: “I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or who has any information to please come forward.

“It is believed that the offenders regularly visit the area and use a blue dinghy on that stretch of the stream.

 “Anyone with information can contact police by making a report online, quoting reference 43200159800.

“If you do not have access to the internet, please call 101.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”
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Emma Tarry (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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