Police seek witness after woman attacked at Oxford Retail Park


POLICE officers are seeking a witness after a woman was attacked when she asked a group of yobs to turn their music down.

At about 9pm on March 18, a woman in her thirties was at Oxford Retail Park in Cowley.

She asked the offenders to turn down the music in their car, but was then attacked by the thugs.

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Oxford Mail: Picture released by Thames Valley PolicePicture released by Thames Valley Police

Police officers are looking to identify a woman, who approached the victim following the assault.

Thames Valley Police reported the woman is not considered to be a suspect, but could have ‘vital information about the offence’.

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm and assisting an offender, and a 31-year-old man from Oxford was arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.

Both men have been released under investigation.

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Investigating officer, PC Czachur, based at Cowley police station, said: “This was a serious assault, and we are doing everything possible to identify and apprehend the men responsible.

“We are particularly keen to identify the woman in the picture, who approached the victim following the assault, as she may have seen the offenders.

“If this is you, or if you think you know who this could be, please contact us immediately.

“If you have any detail which you think could be relevant, no matter how small it may appear to be, please contact us straight away. Your information could be crucial to us as we conduct our investigation.”

Anyone with information should contact 101, quoting reference number 43220119475, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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This story was written by Liam Rice, he joined the team in 2019 as a multimedia reporter.

Liam covers politics, travel and transport. He occasionally covers Oxford United.

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