Local News


Sep 2011

Community Message - Witness Appeal

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an incident in Downley, High Wycombe, at about 12pm on Tuesday (13/9), where the victim sustained eye injuries after having a noxious substance sprayed in his face after disturbing burglars at his home address.

The incident occurred in and around the victim's home address located in the Pastures in Downley. During the incident, which is believed to have involved at least three offenders, the 35-year-old victim was sprayed in the face with a noxious substance which required medical treatment at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Police are appealing for witnesses to this incident in and around the Pastures area of Downley.

One of the offenders is described as being white, 6ft, in his mid to late twenties. He was wearing a grey cap, and casual clothing.

Det Sgt Sally Spencer, investigating the incident, said: "The victim suffered serious eye injuries in the attack and has to return to hospital fo r treatment daily. There is a possibility he could have some long-term damage to his eyes and is in a lot of pain as a result of his injuries.

We are determined to catch the men responsible for this offence and would appeal to anyone who was in the area of Downley yesterday and may have witnessed the assault or the men running away to come forward.

I am particularly keen to speak to two people who I believe may have information vital to the investigation. The first is a black woman in her mid-forties who was sitting at the bus stop near to the Disraeli School, the second is a white woman in her mid-thirties who was pushing a buggy with a toddler in it near to the same bus stop.

Anyone with any information should contact Det Constable Earl via the 24-hour Police Enquiry Centre on 0845 8 505 505. If you don't want to speak to police or leave your name, contact the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.