Two people assaulted during incident at Bicester Village

Two people were assaulted during an altercation in Bicester Village on Wednesday last week.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud by false representation, ABH and GBH and released on bail until May 13.

At around 2.15pm, a man was in the Versace store in Bicester Village attempting to pay using an unsigned credit card. When the card was declined, the offender went behind the cashier and tried to grab the card out her hand. In doing so he caught the cashier, a 32-year-old woman, in the face causing her to drop the card and phone.

The offender was then pursued by staff out of the store to the car park area, where he assaulted one member of staff and then lashed out at another member of staff, causing a fracture to his leg.

During this assault, the offender fell to the ground where he was detained. The cashier suffered bruising to her face as a result of the assault.

The 47-year-old member of staff with a fracture to his leg required treatment for his injury in hospital where he remains.

The offender is a black man, around 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, aged between 25 to 30 years old.

Investigating officer, Det Con Joseph Stevenson of Banbury Force CID said: “I am appealing for witnesses who saw the offender either inside the Versace store or being pursued through Bicester Village. Most importantly, I would appeal for anyone who witnessed him being detained in the car park, to come forward and report what they saw to police.”

If you have any information please contact Det Con Stevenson via the 24-hour non-emergency phone number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.