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Man, 19, stabbed and woman, 25, punched during assault in High Wycombe

| April 29, 2016


Following an assault in Wycombe, during which a man was stabbed and a woman was punched, an appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police.

On Thursday 21st April 2016, at around 1.00am, a 19 year old man and a 25 year old woman were walking along the alleyway which runs from West End Street to Rutland Street in High Wycombe.

Four men approached them and one of the four asked the man to hand over cash. When the 19 year old man refused all four men assaulted him and he sustained stab wounds.

The 25 year old woman began to scream and one of the men punched her. The assailants then ran off.

The 19 year old man was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for treatment, he has since been discharged. The woman sustained minor injuries.

The offenders are described as black, all were all wearing hooded tops or hooded jackets. Three of them were slim, one of them was stocky. They ranged in height from 5ft 6ins to 6ft.

Police have arrested a 13 year old boy from High Wycombe on suspicion of attempted robbery and GBH, he has been released on police bail until Friday 27th May 2016.

Investigating officer Det Con Manminder Purewal, from High Wycombe Force CID, said: ‘Detectives are investigating this incident and would like the public’s help. I would like to speak to anyone who heard or saw anything suspicious in the area at the time of the incident, or anyone who has any information in relation to this incident.

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact Det Con Purewal the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

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

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