POLICE today issued an appeal for information after a man was attacked with a baseball bat in Bodicote.

At about 7pm on Saturday the 22-year-old victim was assaulted near the reservoir. He received hospital treatment for a fractured knee and a head injury.

PC Robin Buswell, from Banbury police station, said: "This was a vicious attack which left the victim with serious injuries. The victim remembers a family walking nearby at the time of the attack and I am appealing for them or anyone else who witnessed the assault, to contact me.

PC Buswell can be contacted via the Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505. If you do not want to speak to police or leave your name, call the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.