Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault occasioning grievous bodily harm which occurred in Banbury.
The incident took place yesterday (11/7) at about 4.15pm in an alley leading from Delapre Drive to the Co-Op in Grimsbury.
The victim, a 16-year-old boy, was approached by a man and stabbed a number of times. He also had his mobile phone stolen during the incident.
He managed to leave the alleyway and asked a member of the public for help.
The victim sustained injuries to the leg and torso and was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged.
The offender is a mixed race man, aged about 30. He is about 6ft tall with a slim build and was wearing a white short-sleeved t-shirt with horizontal blue stripes and light blue jeans.
Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Chris Whitwell, of Banbury Force CID, said: “This was a violent attack which left a 16-year-old boy with injuries which required hospital treatment.
“He has since been discharged from hospital but the outcome could have been much more serious.
“An investigation into this incident is being carried out, and members of the public may see an increased police presence in the area.
“We believe that this was an isolated incident, and are appealing for anyone with any information relating to it to get in touch.
“If you have any information which you think could help our appeal, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”