Man is cut while defending himself from robbers

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a robbery in Bicester.

Monday, 25th April 2016, 12:12 pm
Updated Monday, 25th April 2016, 1:29 pm
Police are appealing for witnesses

At around 8.45pm on Tuesday, April 19, the victim, a man in his forties, was walking through the park area of Redwing Close towards Peregrine Drive when two men approached him.

The offenders verbally threatened the man, demanding he hand over his mobile phone and cigarettes.

One offender held a knife and the victim’s arms were cut while he was trying to defend himself. He acted in self-defence and punched out at the offenders.

No property was stolen.

The first offender, who held the knife, is described as a white man, around 5ft 7ins tall, in his late teens, with greasy hair, a gaunt long face, and a light patchy beard. He wore a dark wind cheater jacket and dark skinny jeans.

The second offender is a white man, younger than the first offender, around 5ft 5ins, tall and stocky. He wore a dark hooded jumper and trousers.

The victim attended Bicester Cottage Hospital and he was discharged shortly after.

The investigating officer, PC James Guinivan based at Bicester police station, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to this incident to help with our ongoing investigation.

“If you have any information about this incident or saw anything suspicious please get in contact via the non emergency 101 enquiry centre.”

Or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at