Oxford teenager Attacked With Hammer

23 October 2016, 13:08 | Updated: 23 October 2016, 13:13

A teenager is in hospital with head injuries following an attack in Oxford involving a hammer. The 16-year old was waiting for a bus on St Clements Street on Thursday when a group of men pulled up alongside him before chasing him alongn Rectory Road

At around 4.40pm on Thursday (20/10) the victim, a 16-year-old boy was waiting for a bus on St Clements Street when a car pulled up beside him. The victim was then approached by the front seat passenger of the car before running on to Rectory Road, he was followed on foot and by the car.

The victim was then attacked by a number of men from the car, one of which used a hammer. The victim sustained injuries to his head and is currently receiving hospital treatment.

There were five or six offenders aged between 18 and 20-years-old.

The first offender, the front seat passenger, is an Asian man, around 6ft 3ins tall, of a slim build with short black hair. He was wearing a grey tracksuit with elasticised ankles and a grey tracksuit top which had darker grey arms.

The car is a dark people carrier, possibly a Volkswagen Touran.

Investigating officer PC Laura Oakes of Force CID based at St Aldates police station said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation and at this stage we believe this is an isolated incident.

“This took place on a busy street and I would like to hear from anyone who recognises the description of the offenders or of the car. If you have any information at all relating to this incident please contact me via the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101.

“If you don’t want to speak directly to police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.