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Witness appeal following an assault with injury in Wantage

Alert message sent 08/01/2019 10:53:00

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault with injury on Stockham Park, Wantage.

On the afternoon of Christmas Eve 2018 the victim, a 10-year-old boy, was climbing over a fence to get into a field by allotments to retrieve a ball, when he was shot in the arm by an air rifle.

It is suspected that a person shot him from an alleyway on Stockham Park. The boy had to have minor surgery to remove the pellet.

Did you see anyone with an air riffle in the area on Christmas Eve? Do you have any information that could help our investigation?

If so please email or call 101. To buy-pass the operator press option 1, followed by option 4 and then say Peter Johns. Please quote reference 43180392525.

Alternatively, if you have information but wish to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online by visiting No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.
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Julia Williams (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, South Oxon and Vale)

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