A TEENAGER has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a stabbing in Abingdon. 

The 18-year-old from Reading is being held by police in connection with the incident, which took place earlier this month. 

A woman in her 50s was walking her dog near Clifton Drive when an offender put his left hand over the her mouth and stabbed her in the stomach at around 10.30am on Thursday, July 19.

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The victim, who is in her 50s, has since been discharged from the John Radcliffe hospital.

Following the incident, a 17-year-old boy was arrested by police before being released without charge. 

Police then released CCTV footage to find a figure spotted in the area.

Detective Inspector Ali Driver, of Abingdon Force CID, said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this serious incident in which a woman sustained a stab wound. Thankfully she has been discharged from hospital and is recovering well.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their assistance so far.

“I would encourage anyone who hasn’t already got in touch with us, to do so, regardless of how insignificant you think the information you have may be.”

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If you have any information about the incident, please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 43180220274.

You are also able to provide information online click here If you do not want to speak to police, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.