AN attempted robbery victim was 'stabbed' in a Didcot park over an Apple watch on Tuesday, police say.

The Brasenose Park incident, which happened between 9.30pm and 10pm, saw the victim, 30, shove a man who had lunged at him in an attempt to grab the watch.

Only once the offender had run away - after the victim had stood on his foot and pushed him to the ground - did the man notice a deep, six inch wound in his left arm.

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He was later treated in hospital and said he did not recall the offender having a knife but that he wore a hooded zip top, black trousers, trainers and a grey peaked cap.

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Brasenose Park is also known as Loyd Recreation Park. Picture: Google Maps

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Nicola Douglas, based at Abingdon police station, said: “This incident resulted in the victim sustaining a serious injury to his arm which resulted in him requiring hospital treatment.

“The victim was able to fight the offender off but this could have had a very different outcome.

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“I would like to speak to anyone who has any information which they think could help our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 43190234029.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.