A MAN was threatened with a knife and had money stolen from him in broad daylight last week in Banbury.

Thames Valley Police said that at around 1.30pm on Friday (October 7) a man in his 20s was walking between Salt Way and the Bodicote Flyover when he was approached by two men, who threatened him with a knife and demanded money.

The man handed over a quantity of cash but was not injured.

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The police are now appealing for witnesses after the incident.

They said that the first offender was described as a white man, around 6ft 2ins to 6ft 3ins tall, of a stocky build. His right eye looked black and he had a nose piercing. He was wearing a grey hooded top, grey jogging bottoms and white air-max trainers.

The second offender was described as a white man, around 5ft 10ins to 5ft 11ins tall, also of a stocky build with dark, medium length hair. He had a tattoo of the word ‘hate’ on his knuckles and was wearing a grey jumper, blue jeans and blue trainers.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Sophie Smith, from Banbury police station, said: “We are appealing for witnesses to this incident to please come forward.

“If anyone has any information please make a report online or by calling 101 and quoting reference 43220450813.

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

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This story was written by Anna Colivicchi, she joined the team this year and covers health stories for the Oxfordshire papers. 

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