Police appeal following Christmas Eve stabbing

Thames Valley police are appealing for new information following a stabbing outside of a shopping centre in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Two men had a verbal altercation outside the USC shop in Castle Quay Shopping Centre at around 1.45pm when the offender stabbed the 34-year-old victim in the leg.

The victim and several witnesses chased the offender to Christchurch court, where he then proceeded to escape the scene in a yellow Seat Ibiza.

Police were called to the scene where they arrested a 29-year-old male on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

He has been released on police bail until January 18th, 2021.

Detective Constable Samantha Bonner said: “The incident happened in Banbury town centre on Christmas Eve, therefore there are hundreds of potential witnesses. I would appeal to anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information about the stabbing who has not already spoken to Thames Valley Police to please contact the force.

“The easiest way to contact the force is by visiting our website or calling 101, quoting investigation reference number 43200438516.

“This is a shocking incident, but I want to reassure the local community that an arrest has been made and a thorough investigation is ongoing.”

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