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Appeal for witnesses after man is stabbed in Barton

Alert message sent 15/07/2021 13:07:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was stabbed in an incident of grievous bodily harm in Barton, Oxford.
At approximately 11pm last night (14/7) in Henry Taunt Close, near to Fettiplace Road, the victim, who was with his partner, was approached by an unknown man.
The offender attacked the victim, aged 25, with a large bladed weapon, causing significant injuries.
The victim was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries, and he remains in hospital.
The victim’s partner was not injured.
The offender is described as a black man, around 19-years-old and approximately 5ft 8ins tall with a slim build.
He had black, curly hair and was wearing a black body-warmer with multiple pockets, black trousers and black gloves.
After the assault, the offender made off in the direction of Fettiplace Road in the direction of Barton Fields.
Detective Inspector James Mather, of Oxford CID, said: “This was a violent assault which has left the victim with serious injuries.
“At present, no arrests have been made, but we have a number of officers in the area and are investigating this offence thoroughly.
“There will be a continued and increased police presence in the area while our investigation continues, and I would like to appeal to anybody who witnessed this incident or who may have CCTV, mobile phone or dash-cam footage of the incident to please contact Thames Valley Police.
“If you live along Fettiplace Road or Barton Fields and have CCTV, then I urge you to please check this and get in touch if it has captured anything that could assist this investigation.
“You can make a report online or call 101, quoting reference number 43210312977.
“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
“I appreciate that incidents such as this cause concern in the local community, but we are committed to finding out who carried out this attack and bring them into custody.
“If you have any concerns, then please do not hesitate to speak to any of our officers or staff at the scene.”
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Kieren Bushnell (Police, Media Officer , HQ South)

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