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Serious assault - Carterton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on a bus travelling to Carterton from Witney on Saturday (9th February).

The man had spent the evening in Witney on Friday. He caught the number 100 bus at around 1.30am and during the course of the journey he was assaulted by a group of five to six teenagers, aged between 15 and 16-years-old.

At around 2am, the man got off the bus where he was then attacked by two youths in Brize Norton Road, at the junction of Alverscot Road and Burford Road, outside the old Aviator pub.

PC Andy Ball, of Witney police station, said: “This was witnessed by a passing taxi driver who saw the youths stamping on the man’s head and legs. A passenger in the taxi got out of the car and chased the offenders through the town centre. However, he lost sight of them and despite a thorough search by police the offenders were not located.

“This was a brutal and completely unprovoked attack on a man making his way home from a night out with friends. He was taken to the JR2 Hospital with a broken leg and facial injuries where he remains today (11th February).

“I appeal to anyone who was on this bus in the early hours of Saturday morning and witnessed the initial assault to contact police immediately.”

One of the youths is around 5ft 6ins, medium build and has mousy brown hair and was wearing a green and white hooded top

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact PC Ball via 0845 8 505 505. If you don’t want to speak to police and don’t want to leave your name contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

Posted : 11/02/2008 17:15:50

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