A man has been left in hospital after he was assaulted by five men.

Th incident happened yesterday (December 23) at around 11.45pm on Calthorpe Street in Banbury.

The victim, a man in his thirties, got into an altercation with another man and was subsequently assaulted by five men.

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He suffered significant injuries to his face and a suspected fracture to his hand and was taken to hospital.

He remains in hospital at this time.

Investigating officer PC Bethany Foster, based at Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this assault to please come forward to help our investigation.

“If you have any CCTV cameras in the area or were driving there and have a dash-cam, and you haven’t already come forward, please check your recordings in case you captured anything that could aid us and let us know if you have.

“To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43220575171.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”


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