Click here to join Thames Valley Alert
Click here to login to your Thames Valley Alert account

Appeal for witnesses to attempted murder in High Wycombe

Alert message sent 07/09/2020 17:31:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an attempted murder in High Wycombe.

At around 11.15am this morning (7/9), the victim, a 19-year-old man, was chased along Easton Street by two offenders.

He was caught on the grass verge by Wycombe Magistrates’ Court and stabbed with a large knife, believed to be a machete or sword.

He has been taken to hospital where he remains receiving treatment.

The offenders are described as teenage boys, around 16-years-old, wearing face masks.

The first offender 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.”
 
Message sent by
Caitlin Rosetti (Police, Communications Support Assistant, Thames Valley)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.
 
Thames Valley Police CrimeStoppers Thames Valley Neighbourhood Watch Wokingham Borough Council System powered by Neighbourhood Alert