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Attempted Murder probe in Abingdon continues

Thames Valley Police is continuing to appeal for information after a woman was stabbed in Abingdon on Thursday morning.

At around 10.30am, a woman in her fifties, who was walking her dog in woodland near to Clifton Drive, was approached by a young man.

The man put his hand over the victim’s mouth and stabbed her once in the stomach, before fleeing through the woodland towards Clifton Drive.

The victim was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where she received treatment to a stab wound.

Thankfully, her injuries were not life-threatening and she has since been discharged.

The offender is described as a white male in his late teens, approximately 5ft 10ins tall with a slim build.

He was wearing black turn-up denim shorts, a light grey top and white and black trainers. He was also wearing glasses.

There is an increased presence of officers in the area around Boxhill Park while investigations continue.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Ali Driver, of Force CID at Abingdon, said: “I appreciate the concern in the community over this incident, but our officers are making progress in the investigation.

“Over the coming days, you will see increased patrols and enhanced police presence while we continue to investigate.

“Incidents such as this are extremely rare, and while we are keeping an open mind as to the motive for the attack, I would like to re-assure the community that our investigations remain an absolute priority.

“I am re-appealing to anybody who was in the area between 10am and 11am on Thursday who believes they witnessed the incident, or who recognises the description of the offender to call 101, quoting URN 434 (19/7).”

A 17-year-old boy from Abingdon, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, has been released under investigation.

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