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CCTV released following GBH incident

Thames Valley Police is releasing CCTV images in relation to an incident of grievous bodily harm in Oxford.

The victim, a 19-year-old man, was in the White Horse public house, London Road, Oxford, at about 7.10pm on Sunday 1 March when he became embroiled in an altercation with two men.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an incident on GBH in Oxford Credit: Thames Valley Police

One of the men threw a glass at the victim, after which the second man punched the victim in the face.

The victim sustained injuries to his face and was treated at John Radcliffe Hospital. He has since been discharged from hospital.

Thames Valley Police would like to speak to the man pictured in the CCTV images as he might have vital information regarding the incident.

“If you recognise yourself as the man in these images, or believe you know the man pictured then please come forward either to a local police station or by calling 101. We believe that he has vital information that will aid our investigation. If you don't want to speak directly to the police then you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

– Investigating officer, Det Con Matthew Hodgetts

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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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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