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Appeal for witnesses following robbery - Oaklands Road Recreation Ground

Alert message sent 24/08/2020 12:41:00

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Botley.

At 5pm on Thursday (20/8), the victim, a 13 year-old girl, was approached by a group of teenagers at the Oaklands Road Recreation Ground.

The group tried to take her bike and one of the group, a boy, punched her in the face multiple times.

The victim sustained a black eye and a bloody nose but did not require hospital treatment.

The victim’s bike, a yellow and black Boardman road sport bike with yellow tires, was taken.

The first offender was described as a white girl, around 5ft 6ins tall, and around 15 years-old. She had a slim build, long straight black hair in a ponytail and was wearing a black crop top and black shorts.

The second offender was described as a white boy, around 6ft tall, and around 16 years-old. He had a large build and short sandy-coloured hair that was pushed back from his face. He was wearing a t-shirt and grey shorts and was carrying a black bag.

The third offender was also described as a white boy, around 6ft tall, and around 16 years-old. He had a large build and black hair that was long at the top and shorter on the sides. He was wearing a black t-shirt and black shorts.

The fourth offender was described as a white boy, around 5ft 8ins tall, and around 15 years-old. He had a slim build and spiky blonde hair and was wearing a t-shirt and black football shorts.

Investigating officer PC Benjamin Shillam, based at Wantage police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to get in touch.

“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200260577, or by calling the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Ffion Jones (Police, Communications Assistant , HQ South)

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