Font Size A A A
Thames Valley Horse Watch Thames Valley Horse Watch
Click here to sign up to Thames Valley Horse Watch Click here to login to your Thames Valley Horse Watch account
Click here to sign up to Thames Valley Horse Watch Click here to login to your Thames Valley Horse Watch account

Appeal for witnesses following assault occasioning grievous bodily harm in Banbury

Alert message sent 12/07/2018 16:48:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

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.”

Message sent by
Emma Tarry (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.