Man attacked at Didcot Parkway

25 March 2010, 08:17 | Updated: 31 March 2010, 10:01

A man has been left with a black eye and fractured arm after he was knocked out at Didcot Parkway on Saturday evening.

The 44-year-old man was walking along Station Road at about 6.45pm on Saturday 20 March, when he was struck on the back of the head several times, before he fell unconscious to the ground.

Det Con Stephen Knight said:

"The victim is unsure how long he was unconscious for, but when he came round his wallet was on the ground, and £90 had been removed from it. He suffered a black eye and a fractured left arm, with extensive swelling and bruising.

"In the moments before the attack, he remembers hearing voices and footsteps behind him and he says he believes there were possibly six people involved wearing dark clothes and hooded tops. The victim was bleeding extensively, so it is possible his attackers’ clothes would have been bloodstained.

"This was a nasty attack and anyone who witnessed this incident or whose partner, son or friend came home that evening with blood on them should come forward."

Anyone with information should contact Det Con Knight via the Thames Valley Police 24-hour enquiry line on 0845 8 505 505, or alternatively contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.