A man has been left with a fractured wrist and spine after an attack outside the Cow and Creek pub in Oxford.

At around 12.35am on Sunday morning, two groups left the pub, which is on New Road, and an argument broke out between the victim, his sister and another group of men.

The argument turned violent and the victim, a man in his 20s, was punched and thrown to the ground.

He was raced to the John Radcliffe Hospital and was treated for his broken bones.

Two men, aged 22 from Witney, were arrested on suspicion of affray and inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent and have been released on bail until Christmas Eve.

Investigating officer PC Jessica Fox, of Oxford CID, said: “I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this incident to please get in touch with Thames Valley Police, either by making a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43210537692.

“There was a lot of activity with people trying to break apart the involved parties, and so I believe there will have been many witnesses to what happened.

“The Cow & Creek was at full capacity at the time, and there were many people in the area, and so I’m confident that others will have witnessed this incident.

“If you have not already spoken to police, I would urge you to please get in touch with us.

“I’d also be keen to hear from anybody who may have mobile phone or dash-cam footage from the area at the time of the incident to please check this and contact us if you have anything that can assist the investigation.

“For 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”


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