A youngster suffered a hand injury when he was attacked by a bully who tried to steal his coat.

The incident happened after the victim, aged in his early teens, was walking in the alley between Moreton Avenue and Hardwick Avenue in Kidlington between 3.30pm and 3.45pm on Wednesday (November 15) when another boy approached him.

The offender assaulted him as he attempted to steal his coat.

The victim suffered minor injuries to his hand.

The offender is described as a white boy, around 5ft 9ins tall and around 15 to 16 years old.

He had short black hair and was wearing a black blazer, black trousers and a school tie.

He spoke with a deep voice and is believed to have sustained an injury to his face during the fight.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Sophie Smith, of the Priority Crime Team said: “Fortunately, nothing was stolen in this incident, but the victim did sustain a hand injury.

“I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this incident or who may have any information that can assist this investigation to please contact Thames Valley Police."

Anyone with information can make a report online or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43230514641.

Digital evidence, for example dash-cam, CCTV or camera footage, can also be submitted via the police dedicated portal for this investigation at https://unitedkingdom1cpp-portal.digital-policing.co.uk/serip/appeal/attempt-robbery-wednesday-15th-november-2023

Anyone who does not want to speak directly to police can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.