A man who visited a Wetherspoons in Banbury was assaulted when he left.

After visiting the Wetherspoons in Banbury, a man in his 70s was followed by two men at around 8.10pm on Saturday, August 12.

Thames Valley Police said the man was then assaulted and was taken to hospital with fractures to his face.

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He has since been discharged.

The men who assaulted the man were seen leaving in a grey Hyundai, Thames Valley Police said.

One of the men is described as white with blonde hair and he was wearing a grey T-shirt, with bright blue shorts.

He was known as “Irish Dave”.

The second man was described by police as wearing a white t-shirt and light blue jeans.

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Police said he had 'darker hair and was tanned'.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Investigating officer PC Campbell, said: “This is a concerning incident with two men assaulting an older man, who could not defend himself.

“We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this assault or that may recognise the men involved to please get in touch.

“We would ask anyone with information to provide it through our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference 43230360156.

“If you do not wish to speak to police but have information you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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