A teenager has been attacked with a hammer on St Clements

He was followed down Rectory Road before it happened


It has been reported that on Thursday a 16-year-old boy was attacked with a hammer on Rectory Road, a popular student area.

The boy was waiting for a bus on St. Clements Street, when a car pulled up next to him and he was approached by the front-seat passenger before running on to Rectory Road where he was followed and attacked, police said.

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There were up to six offenders thought to be aged between 18 and 20.

The boy is currently in the John Radcliffe hospital for his injuries.

Investigating officer PC Laura Oakes said: “We are carrying out a thorough investigation and at this stage we believe this is an isolated incident.

“This took place on a busy street and I would like to hear from anyone who recognises the description of the offenders or of the car.

“If you have any information at all relating to this incident please contact me.”

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It is thought the front-seat passenger was in a Volkswagen Touran, or some sort of people carrier.

He has been described as Asian, about 6ft 3ins and of a slim build with short black hair. He was wearing a grey tracksuit with elasticized ankles and a grey tracksuit top which had darker grey arms.