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Investigation after GBH incident in Bicester

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an incident of grievous bodily harm in Bicester.

The incident occurred on the forecourt of the Gulf petrol station in Buckingham Road, Bicester, at about 3.20am on Saturday (30/8).

The victim, a man, was with a friend when they became embroiled in an altercation with a group of four or five men. The victim was hit with a golf club during the incident.

The offender who hit the victim with the golf club is white, in his mid to late twenties, about 5ft 10in, medium to stocky build, with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark-coloured jumper.

A second suspect involved in the altercation is white, in his mid to late twenties, slim, with short blonde hair. He was wearing a short sleeved T-shirt.

The victim sustained a fractured eye socket and broken jaw. He is currently being treated at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

If you have any information about the incident then please contact investigating officer, Det Con Joe Stevenson of 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 anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Man arrested after victim left with fractured skull

A 35-year-old man has been arrested after another man was found with a head injury in Bampton.

The man from Minster Lovell was arrested in connection with the injury in Pembroke Place on the 28th May.

The man was assaulted in Market Squaren in Bampton between 4am and 8am.

The 33-year-old victim was helped by a member of the public before paramedics arrived and took him to Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

He required surgery and has since been transferred to Witney Community Hospital while awaiting further surgery.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for anyone with information about the incident to call 101.


Man charged with GHB with intent

Thames Valley Police has charged a man with attempted grievous bodily harm with intent and a drugs offence.

Tabase Ahmed, aged 22, of Park Road, Banbury, has been charged with one count of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent and one count of possession with intent to supply a controlled drug of Class B – Cannabis.

The charges are in relation to an incident on Tuesday in which a car was reversed towards a police officer in Banbury. The officer was not injured.

Ahmed was released on bail to appear at Banbury Magistrates’ Court on 28th April.

Cyclist who hit young girl is jailed for a year

A Bournemouth cyclist who knocked down a young girl has been sent to jail for 12 months.

On 25th November 2013 at Bournemouth Crown Court, Philip Douglas Benwell, who is 38-years-old, pleaded guilty to committing grievous bodily harm.

The court heard evidence that Benwell rode through a red light and hit a nine-year-old girl on 26th July 2013 along Pinecliff Road by the entrance to Branksome Beach.

He then picked up his bike and left the scene.

The pedestrian suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

Philip Douglas Benwell has been sent to jail for 1 year for GBH Credit: Dorset Police