Man's face cut during attack in High Wycombe

Thames Valley Police

Published by Dan Gooding at 11:16am 25th January 2019.

A man has been kicked and his face cut during an attacked in High Wycombe.

It happened yesterday (24/1) at around 7am.

What happened?

  • The victim, a 40-year-old man, was approached by an unknown man who asked him for money on Bowerdean Road.
  • When the victim declined, he was kicked in the back of his leg.
  • The offender then produced a weapon, believed to be a small knife, and cut the victim's face before running off.
  • The victim sustained cuts to his face and was treated at High Wycombe minor injuries unit.
  • He has since been discharged.


The offender is described as a tall, white man, with dark hair, a beard and of slim build.

He was wearing a hat, glasses, a hooded top and tracksuit bottoms.

Investigating officer, PC Mark Palethorpe based at High Wycombe police station said:

"This was an unprovoked attack on the victim which was undoubtedly extremely frightening.

"If you have any information which could assist the investigation please contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting the reference 43190024457 or make a report online.

"If you do not wish to speak to police, please call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

A 40-year-old man from High Wycombe was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent. He has since been released on bail until Monday 18 February.

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