A GROUP of teenage muggers wearing ski masks robbed a boy at knifepoint in an Oxford park.

The incident took place in a park next to the shops in Westlands Drive, Northway at about 8am last Tuesday.

The young victim was pushed and threatened with a knife after being approached by the group of teenagers – described as 14 to 16-year-olds – wearing black coats with their hoods up and ski masks.

They stole £10.

The victim suffered minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses who may have seen, or have information about, the incident. 

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Investigating officer, PC Michael Lewis, based at Oxford police station said: "I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the offence, or has footage from the area to please contact the force.

"The easiest way to provide us with information is on our website or by calling 101, quoting investigation reference 43220263810.

"Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website."


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This story was written by Sophie Perry. She joined the team in 2021 as a digital reporter.

You can get in touch with her by emailing: sophie.perry@newsquest.co.uk

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