Astudent was attacked with a baseball bat on Saturday in what has been described as an “unprovoked attack”.
The assault took place just outside St Hilda’s College after two students got into an argument with a man in a car. As they cycled back into college, the man followed the pair and assaulted one of them on the shoulder.
The student, who asked to remain anonymous, told Cherwell, “I find it strange that someone would carry a baseball bat around with them, waiting for something like this to happen.”
A Thames Valley Police spokesperson confirmed, “A man was cycling along Cowley Place near St Hilda’s College in Oxford at around 8.10pm last Saturday (18/5), when a car believed to be a silver vauxhall vectra pulled up in front of him and a man got out of the car and assaulted him with a baseball bat.”
They added, “If anyone witnessed the attack, they are asked to contact Oxford police station using 101.”
One St Hilda’s student commented, “It seems like a completely unprovoked attack. No one is safe.”