A BOY was robbed of his newly-bought trainers after two men assaulted him and threatened to stab him with a knife in Bicester.

The 16-year-old was on Oxford Road opposite Bicester Village on Tuesday at 6.30pm when two men attempted to grab his shopping bag.

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During the struggle, one of the men punched him in the face while the other pulled a knife out and threatened to stab the boy if he did not hand over the bag.

The men stole a pair of high value trainers and the teenage boy sustained bruising to his face.

The two offenders then ran to a black Vauxhall car which was waiting in the Burger King car park and drove away, heading southbound on the A41 towards the M40.

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The first man is described as black, around 6ft 2ins tall, aged in his late teens and slim.

He was wearing a blue Nike tracksuit, a thin black puffa jacket and had his hood up during the robbery.

The second man is described as mixed racd, around 5ft 7ins tall and also aged in his late teens.

He had black fluffy hair, a small amount of facial hair and is of large build. He was wearing a beige Nike tracksuit.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses of the robbery.

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Investigating officer, Nicola Manze based at Banbury police station, said: "This was an extremely distressing experience for the victim.

“This incident took place on the side of the road during a busy time of day where the traffic passing would have been heavy. Additionally, I believe there may be a number of people who were at Burger King at the time and may have seen something.

"I would particularly like to hear from a gentleman who stopped to see if the victim and the friend he was with were alright, but was unable to stay to provide any details to police."

If you have any information, including dash-cam footage, call 101, quoting reference number 43190144725.