A MAN was stabbed in his thigh and then hit in the head with an unknown object in an assault in Banbury.

The incident took place on Wednesday at about 7.10 pm in Hobby Road, Bodicote.

The victim, who is in his forties, was approached by two men and stabbed in his left thigh and then hit in the head.

He was able to run away and received hospital treatment for his injuries. He has since been discharged.

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The offenders got into a black Ford Focus and drove off.

One of them is described as black, aged in his thirties, with an athletic build, a narrow face and short, dark hair. He was wearing a black cap, black face mask, black tracksuit top and dark jeans.

The other man is described as white, approximately 6ft tall, of a slim build and in his thirties. He was also wearing a black cap, black face mask and a dark tracksuit top.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Grahame Lea, based at Banbury police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward.

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“This was a vicious assault and thankfully the victim was not more seriously hurt.

“I would also urge any motorists with dash-cams to check footage if they were in the local area around this time in case it captured something that could assist with the investigation.

“Anyone with information can contact police by making a report online, quoting reference 43200149177, or by calling 101 if you can’t access online services.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.”