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Police continue appeal for witnesses

Neil Telford was attacked Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses after an assault occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm in Banbury.

An image of the victim's injuries is being released in a renewed appeal for witnesses to come forward.

At around 12.30am on Tuesday 8 August, the victim, a 48-year-old man, was walking along the footpath leading from West Bar Street to People's Park with two female friends.

As they walked along the footpath they noticed a man and a woman walking behind them.

Suddenly, the man behind them jumped on the victim, knocked him to the ground and punched him repeatedly before running off into People's Park.

During the incident, the woman who was with the offender shouted "Michael" at him before running back towards West Bar Street.

As the victim's friends went to help him, a third man ran past them into People's Park shouting 'Mikey".

The victim sustained a number of serious lacerations to his face and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment.

Appeal after serious assault in Banbury

Police are appealing for witnesses after this man was assaulted in Banbury Credit: Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for witnesses after an assault occasioning Grievous Bodily Harm in Banbury.

An image of the victim’s injuries is being released in a renewed appeal for witnesses to come forward.

At around 12.30am on Tuesday 8 August, the victim, a 48-year-old man, was walking along the footpath leading from West Bar Street to People’s Park with two female friends.

As they walked along the footpath they noticed a man and a woman walking behind them.

Suddenly, the man behind them jumped on the victim, knocked him to the ground and punched him repeatedly before running off into People’s Park.

During the incident, the woman who was with the offender shouted “Michael” at him before running back towards West Bar Street.

As the victim’s friends went to help him, a third man ran past them into People’s Park shouting ‘Mikey”.

The victim sustained a number of serious lacerations to his face and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment.

“This was a very nasty assault which appears to have been completely unprovoked. The victim was on his way home after an evening out when he was viciously attacked, causing the horrific injuries shown in the photograph. We know that there were other people around at the time of the assault, and I am appealing to them, especially the man and woman believed to have been in the company of the offender, and to anyone else who might know something about this incident, to come forward and speak to me.”

– Investigating officer, Det Con Paddy O’Grady

The offender and the two people with him are believed to have come from the direction of Crouch Street.

They are captured on CCTV walking through the car park of Hawthorn Veterinary Lodge before crossing West Barr Street into The Shades where the victim was attacked.

The offender is white, aged in his mid-twenties, 5ft 10ins, of medium build with short brown hair. He was wearing an electric blue hoody and blue jeans.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact Det Con Paddy O’Grady from Banbury Force CID, via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Efit released in connection with assault

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating a report of an assault in Lower Halstow in August have released an efit image of a man they would like to speak to.

A 17-year-old boy from Maidstone suffered serious injuries in the incident which happened at around 2.30am on Tuesday 5 August in Breach Lane. It was reported that the victim had attended a party and when he was outside, he was approached by three men. Following a brief dispute, a fight broke out and the boy suffered a suspected stab wound. He was taken to a London hospital by air ambulance to be treated for his injuries.

The suspect is described as a bald white man, aged between 18 and 21, about 6ft tall and of heavy build. He was wearing a black hooded top and black shorts with white stripes.

Anyone who recognises the efit image or has information about this incident is asked to contact DC Nichole Carter at Kent Police by calling 01634 792637 and quoting reference XY/27756/14. Alternatively, call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

"Investigations are ongoing and I would still encourage anyone who has information but has not yet spoken to the police to get in touch. We have released an efit image of a man we would like to speak to and I would ask anyone who thinks they recognise this man to contact the police."

– Detective Constable Nichole Carter, investigating officer

Woman assaulted in Hayling Island

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in Hayling Island. It happened some time between 11.50pm on Friday, September 19 and 12.10am on Saturday, September 20.

The 31-year-old victim was walking along Manor Road with a suitcase, when a Vauxhall Vectra contining three males pulled up alongside and offered to give her a lift.

When she declined their offer, the car was driven off and then returned a few moments later. The driver and passenger then got out of the car and asked her again if she wanted a lift. The woman refused.

One of the men then tried to grab hold of the woman and she ended up falling into a bush.

The car was then driven away and the woman ran to a local hotel to get help.During the incident the victim dropped a small wallet, containing a TV Licence and an Oyster card.

The men are described as white; one was wearing a red baseball cap and the other had a spider web tattoo on his hand.

“This is an unusual incident which took place in a quiet area of Hayling Island. I am trying to trace anyone who witnessed what happened, or anyone who thinks they might know who is responsible. I would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a lone woman walking along Manor Road with a suitcase around the time of the incident.”

– Detective Constable Pete Bambury

Violent attack at Farnborough Station

British Transport Police want to speak to this man in connection with a violent assault Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released a CCTV image of a man they are trying to trace after an assault on board a train at Farnborough railway station in July.

The incident occurred on-board the 6.42pm London Waterloo to Basingstoke service on Saturday, 5 July.

British Transport Police want to speak to this man in connection with a violent assault Credit: British Transport Police

"A 62-year-old man, from Farnborough, was travelling home from London with three friends. As the train pulled into Farnborough they were approached by a man holding an empty beer glass who began verbally abusing them. During the altercation the man struck the victim across the face with the beer glass, causing it to smash. He then continued to hit the man with the remaining broken glass, possibly cutting himself in the process. Other passengers intervened and the man fled the train at Farnborough and got into a taxi with two other men. The victim’s ear was almost cut clean off during the attack and he required multiple stitches at hospital. The unprovoked nature of the assault is of great concern and we are working hard to catch the person responsible and bring them to justice. Who is the man in the orange t-shirt? I believe he could have crucial information about what happened on that train, which will greatly assist our investigation. It is thought he has a broad Scottish accent, and may live or have connections in the Woking or Camberley areas of Surrey. If you recognise him, please get in touch. I am also keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident and has not yet come forward to police.”

– Detective Constable Phil Bibbings, leading the investigation
British Transport Police want to speak to this man in connection with a violent assault Credit: British Transport Police

Officers have been pursuing several lines of enquiry, including viewing CCTV footage from on the train and at the station, leading to the release of images of a man they’d like to speak to.

11-year-old assaulted while playing football

The child was playing at Hamesmoor park near Mytchett Primary School Credit: ITV Meridian

Surrey Police is appealing for witnesses after an 11-year-old child was assaulted while he was playing football with friends in Camberley last Wednesday.

The boy was playing football with two friends at Hamesmoor park near Mytchett Primary School around 11-25am when two older teenagers asked to join them. The older youths, believed to be aged 18 and 19 years, became annoyed after it became apparent they were losing the game and one of them pushed the victim forcefully to the ground. He was treated for his injury at Frimley Park Hospital the following day.

The suspect is believed to be white, around 19 years old, 5ft 7 tall, of a big build with straight black hair and a short beard covering the sides of his face. He was wearing blue jeans, a grey, blue and pink patterned tee-shirt and yellow, blue and grey shoes.

"This 11-year-old boy has suffered a serious injury after what started off as a friendly game of football. As well as identifying the suspect, I would also like to speak to a male by the name of Ryan who was believed to be in the park at the time."

– Detective Constable Nell Rodriguez

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Four men leave 24-year-old with serious leg injury

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 24-year-old man was assaulted by a group of four men in Andover.

It happened at around 4:45pm yesterday (Thursday 10th July) on Newbury Street near to the church yard.

The victim is currently in hospital being treated for a serious injury to his leg.

Two men from Andover, aged 27 and 32, have been arrested in connection with the incident.

Officers think this assault could be linked to another incident which happened at 3:30pm the same day, where four men were seen chasing another man near to Cricketers Way and Roman Way.

Detective Inspector Justin Torgout said:

Violence of this nature will not be tolerated and we would urge anyone with information about the incident to contact us so that we can deal with those responsible.

I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Newbury Road or the park near to the Tesco store on Cricketers Way and witnessed either incident or has any information.

– Detective Inspector Justin Torgout, Hampshire Police

CCTV released after man has part of ear bitten off

Police have released this CCTV image in connection with an assault Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Detectives have today released CCTV after a man had part of his ear bitten off during an assault in Aldershot.The incident occurred between 2am and 2.30am on Sunday, June 1 on Victoria Road.

The victim, a 46-year-old man, intervened to prevent another man from being further assaulted after he had witnessed him being punched.The suspect then pushed the victim to the ground and bit part of his ear off.

The victim was taken to Frimley Park Hospital were he required surgery.

Detective Constable Sarah Moyce-Phillips from Aldershot CID said: "This incident occurred on a bank holiday weekend when many pubs in the area had televised the boxing match between Carl Froch and George Groves.

"Were you out that night watching the match and did you witness this incident? Officers would like to speak to the man in the CCTV as he may be able to assist with the investigation."

Three arrested in Worthing assault

Two men and a woman has been arrested on suspicion of assault in Worthing around 11pm on Thursday.

Police were called to Marine Parade to an assault outside a property. A 46-year-old, was found injured in the beach shelters on Marine Parade at around 4am with a a serious head injury.

Another fight was also reported on Western Row around midnight which involved the same group of people, a 43-year-old suffered a swollen face, jaw and hand, bruised back and ribs. He was treated at Worthing Hospital.

A 26-year-old man from Worthing was arrested on suspicion of two counts of GBH and remains in custody at this time.

A 38-year-old woman from Worthing and a 43-year-old man from Worthing have been arrested for GBH and are also still in custody.

CCTV image released following assault in Dartford

Detectives investigating an assault in Dartford have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to talk to. It follows a report that a man suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the head and then punched just after 2.30am on Saturday 22 March in Air and Breathe nightclub.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault Credit: Kent Police

DC Kerry Thompson said, "A young man was subjected to a terrifying attack when he was out enjoying his evening. We have followed a number of lines of enquiries, including reviewing CCTV footage.

"As a result have released an image of a man we would like to talk to in connection with this incident. I would urge anyone who recognises this man to contact police as he may have information that could help with our enquiries."

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