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Arrests after teenage tourists attacked at Buscot Weir in 'racist assault'

Near the weir at Buscot Image copyright Roger Sweet
Image caption Police described Buscot Weir as a popular location and appealed for witnesses

A group of teenagers were attacked at a beauty spot in Oxfordshire in what police are describing as a racially aggravated assault.

One of the group, believed to be aged between 14 and 17, suffered a broken cheekbone in the attack at Buscot Weir, near Buscot Park last Tuesday.

A boy, 16, two women aged 20 and 41 and a man aged 40, all from Uffington, were arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault.

They have been bailed until September.

The were also arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm.

PC John Cleverly said the weir was a "popular location... so it's possible that there may be witnesses from this area so we would like them to get in touch".

He said: "We would be particularly keen on hearing from anyone who may have video or audio footage of this incident which could help us with our investigation."

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