It is with shock and sadness that we learned about the stabbing at the Headington Co-op yesterday afternoon. A young women was treated on the scene and taken to the JR. We understand her condition to be serious but not life threatening. Our thoughts are with her and her family.
We thank all the members of the emergency service for their quick response and the members of the community who helped. We have been reassured that the incident is not linked to the recent murder in East Oxford or any other organised criminality, and that there is therefore no risk of any wider community impact.
Police continue to search for the offender who is described as black, of large build with short dark hair. He was wearing a bomber jacket and a tracksuit at the time of the incident. There will be an increased police presence for the next few days and residents are encouraged to stop and speak to the officers if they have any questions or concerns. Police warn not to approach the attacker but to call 999 instead. If you have any information please call 101 or use the online service.