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Two people convicted in connection with stabbing – Banbury

News   •   Jan 09, 2019 10:02 GMT

Following a Thames Valley Police investigation, two men have been convicted in connection with a stabbing incident.

Tom East, aged 27, of no fixed abode, Gary Woodwards, aged 25, of Middleton Road, Banbury were convicted at Oxford Crown Court on Monday (7/1).

East and Woodwards were convicted of unlawful wounding and possession of a bladed article. Both pleaded guilty to the charges on the first day of trial.

At around 7.20pm on July 25 last year, the two victims, men aged 64 and 36, sustained stab wounds at a family fun fair on Ruscote Avenue, Banbury, during a confrontation.

Both victims were taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries but were later discharged.

Both East and Woodwards were arrested on the same day and then charged on 26 July.

They were remanded into custody and will be sentenced on 27 February at Oxford Crown Court.

Investigating Officer, Detective Constable Darren Pomroy, of Force CID at Banbury, said: “We are pleased that East and Woodwards have taken responsibility for their actions, and this will now give the victims closure today without having to relive their experience in court.

“Thames Valley Police will always investigate reports such as this extremely seriously and work hard to bring offenders into court to face justice.”


Note to Editors

A 27-year-old woman from Banbury also faced trial in connection with this incident, but no prosecution was brought forward against her and the case will lie on file.