Man punched him in the face during robbery

Robert Shepley - EditorBanbury News, Police & Emergency

Banbury News - Robbery in Spiceball Park

Man punched him in the face during robbery in Spiceball Park Banbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a robbery of a person in Banbury.


At around 4.10pm on Saturday (11/2) the victim, an 18-year-old man, was walking on the footpath near the skateboard ramps in Spiceball Park Banbury. Before he approached the wooded area he saw a man and a woman.

The woman walked away and the man approached, threatened him and demanded his property . The man then punched him in the face before the victim handed over a quantity of cash. The victim sustained bruising in the incident which did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Jonathan Livingston, from Banbury police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the robbery or anyone who has any information about what happened.

“This was a random attack where the victim was assaulted and was so fearful that he felt he had no choice but to hand over money. The victim was left shocked at what happened.

“If you have any details which could assist the investigation, please call Thames Valley Police’s 24-hour enquiry centre on the non-emergency number, 101.”

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.