A MAN was threatened with a knife and hit over the head with a glass bottle during a vicious robbery in Oxford.

The victim, aged 53, was approached by two men on Erica Close, Blackbird Leys, when he was walking home between 10.45pm and 11.15pm on Saturday night.

He was asked to hand over his bag but refused, which saw the attackers threaten him with a knife, before punching him and striking the back of his head with the bottle.

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They stole the bag and personal items, including a phone and car keys.

The victim injured his face and the back of his head and went to the John Radcliffe Hospital for treatment, before being discharged.

Police are appealing for witnesses and have released descriptions of the two offenders.

The first offender is described as a mixed race boy, aged between 14 and 16-years old, around 5ft 5ins tall with curly dark hair. He is believed to have been wearing a dark coloured tracksuit.

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The second offender is described as a mixed race man, in his early to mid-twenties, around 6ft tall with short shaved hair. He was wearing a hooded top.

Investigating officer Marie Doherty, based at Oxford police station, said: “This was a frightening and unprovoked attack in which two offenders have used violence to threaten the victim.

“I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward."

If you have any information, call Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting the reference 43190073674, or make a report online.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.