A man was stabbed while shopping at Bicester Village.

The 22-year-old was stabbed in the buttock with what police believe was a knife.

The attack took place at 3.50pm in a walkway next to a public toilet near Pret A Manger yesterday.

The man sustained puncture wounds to his buttock and hip.

He was taken to the Horton Hospital in Banbury for treatment, but left later the same day.

Police believe the attackers were four or five black men in their late teens to early 20s wearing black clothing.

Sgt Jim Holmes said: “Our investigation is at an early stage and we are keeping an open mind about the circumstances of the assault.

“However, we have no reason to believe at this stage that the incident is connected to the retail industry or involved any kind of dispute over shopping or goods.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed any suspicious activity in the area or may have any other information which could assist with our investigation.”

Anyone with any information can call the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.