A MAN suffered facial fractures during a daytime attack near a busy road.

Police have launched a witness appeal after the incident of grievous bodily harm, which took place in an alleyway off Abingdon Road in South Oxford.


Two men were attacked between 1pm and 1.15pm on Wednesday, opposite a laundrette.

One of the victims, a 25-year-old man, suffered facial fractures.

He was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital and had to undergo surgery.

Police did not specify the other victim's injuries.

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Investigating officer Detective Constable Charlotte Oliver, of Force CID based at St Aldates police station, said: "This took place in a public area, in front of lots of people who could be potential witnesses. 

"I would ask that anyone who witnessed this incident, or saw the victim following the incident, to come forward and speak to police."

Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 101, quoting 43190262381, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police did not state how many people carried out the assault and a force spokesperson clarified that descriptions were not available.