Appeal for witnesses following robbery and assault - Mill Street

Alert message sent 17/07/2020 12:24:00

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Thames Valley Police is releasing CCTV images of five people that officers would like to speak to following a robbery and assault in Wantage.

At around 12.40am on Saturday (11/7), the victims, a man in his twenties and a man in his thirties, were walking along Mill Street when they were approached by a group of people.

The group demanded money from the victims and searched the pockets of one of the victims before assaulting them.

The first victim was knocked unconscious and left lying in the road after the incident. He sustained a head injury, a broken nose and bruising to his ribs.

The second victim sustained a broken bone in his hand, facial cuts and bruising.

They both required hospital treatment but have since been discharged.

Nothing was taken during the incident.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Lara Necrews, based at Abingdon police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward.

“If you recognise the people in these images, or believe that one of them might be you, please get in touch.

“I am also appealing to any motorists who were driving along Mill Street around the time of the incident to check their dash-cam footage and to come forward if they have any information that could assist with the investigation.

“You can contact us on the non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43200209779, or via our online reporting form.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

View the CCTV images here:
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Ffion Jones (Police, Communications Assistant , HQ South)

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