A man was left with a back injury after being beaten with a baton while he sat in his van.

On November 3, between 10am and 10.30am, the victim – a man in his thirties – was sat in his van in the Wickes Car Park in Southam Road, Banbury.

The offender approached the victim and used a baton to strike the windscreen of the van and also hit the victim inside the van.

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The victim sustained an injury to his back but did not require hospital treatment.

A 39-year-old man from Banbury was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon.

He has been released on bail.

Investigating officer, PC Liam Silcock, based at Banbury police station, said: “We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward.

“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43220495139.

“Further if you have mobile or dash-cam footage of the incident, you can submit this via our online portal.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via its website.”


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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