Witness appeal after Bicester Village stabbing

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a man was injured in a stabbing at Bicester Village on Boxing Day.

The 22-year-old suffered puncture wounds to his buttock and hip during the assault, which happened at about 3.50pm in a walkway next to a public toilet near Pret a Manger.

The injured man was taken to Horton Hospital in Banbury for treatment, and left later that evening.

The suspects are four or five black men aged in their late teens to early twenties. All were wearing black clothing.

Sgt Jim Holmes said police are keeping an open mind about the circumstances.

He added: “However, we have no reason to believe at this stage that the incident is connected to the retail industry or involved any kind of dispute over shopping or goods.”

He said he was keen to hear from witnesses or anyone else with information about the stabbing.

Anyone with information should contact Sgt Holmes on the new 24-hour police enquiry centre number 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.