A MAN was rushed to hospital with a slash wound across his chest after a town centre attack.

The man was with a friend in Foundary Street, Banbury, on Saturday night when they said they were approached by a group of three men, two of whom demanded money.

When they refused, one of the attackers punched one of the companions in the face, and the second friend received what police called 'a slash wound across his chest' from another of the men.

The man with the stab wound was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has since been discharged.

The attackerers were described as two black men, around 30 years old, both of slim build, both under 6ft 1in and wearing black tracksuits.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Samantha Bonner, said: "We are investigating this assault, and are appealing for information that may assist in our investigation.

"We would ask anyone who may have witnessed this assault to please come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 43170351778 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.