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Police launch witness appeal following incident of attempted murder in Easton Street, High Wycombe

| September 7, 2020

An appeal for witnesses has been launched by Thames Valley Police following an incident of attempted murder in Easton Street, High Wycombe.

On Monday 7th September 2020, at around 11.15am, a 19 year old man, was chased along Easton Street by two teenage boys, both of whom are believed to be around 16 years old and wearing face masks.

The two boys caught the 19 year old man on the grass verge by Wycombe Magistrates Court where they stabbed the 19 year old man with a large knife which police believe to be a machete or sword.

Following the incident the 19 year old man was taken to hospital for treatment.

The first offender involved in the incident was wearing a dark coloured gilet over a hooded top and navy tracksuit bottoms.

The second offender was wearing a dark coloured puffa-style jacket and dark tracksuit bottoms.

Investigating officer, Detective Inspector Gill Fox, of Wycombe CID, said: ‘I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, or anyone who has information about what happened, to please come forward.

I would like to reassure the public that we believe this to be a targeted assault and that there is no risk to the wider community.

A scene–watch inside the court has since been lifted, and I would like to thank those that were impacted by this for your patience and using the diversion put in place to enter and exit the building.

There will be an increased police presence in the local area as officers conduct reassurance patrols and investigate what happened.

Please contact police with any information you may have by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43200279933.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, please contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online.

*Source of article : Thames Valley Police ‘latest news’.

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