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Man attacked with chainsaw in Oxfordshire

Reports say that a police investigation has been launched after a man in his 30's was attacked with a chainsaw in an unclassified remote country lane, known locally as Hen and Chick Lane, in West Oxfordshire.

Police officers closed off the road between Shilton and the Cotswold Wildlife Park yesterday (28th February) after the victim was found with a flesh wounds to the legs by a passing nurse.

The reports say that his low-loader lorry had been set alight during the attack. It is believed that the attack happened at around 11.20am and that the cainsaw belonged to the victim.
The man was taken by helicopter to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

Anyone with information about the attack should call DV Jim Holmes at Witney police station on 08458 505505 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Posted : 01/03/2006 19:04:37

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