THUGS on bikes attacked a woman for her mobile phone in Banbury.

At around 9am on Monday the 39-year-old was walking on a path between Howard Road and School View when she was pushed from behind by a man on a bike.

A second man, also on a bike, then took her mobile phone and cycled past leaving in the direction of Old School Place.

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The first man is described as Asian, in his late twenties, large build and had black short greasy hair with a 'train track style' design shaved into his head.

He was wearing a black tracksuit top and bottoms.

The second is described as short and slim. He was wearing a dark blue hoody with the hood covering his face and was riding a black mountain bike.

The woman was not injured.

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Investigating officer Nicola Manze, based at Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, which was a frightening experience for the victim.

“This incident happened in a public area, at a time when I believe it is likely that someone would have seen something that could help us with our enquiries.

“If anybody believes they saw or heard something, or recognises the physical descriptions of the offenders, I would ask them to come forward and help with our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 43190127881.