A MAN with a 'distinctive jawline' slashed his victim with a knife on Didcot's very own Yellow Brick Road.

The 'distressing' attempted robbery happened at about 7.30pm on Thursday, and police have today launched a witness appeal.

Officers said the victim, a 20-year-old man, was walking on the 'Yellow Brick Road pathway between Orwell Drive and Derwent Avenue' when he bumped into a man walking in the opposite direction.

The man demanded his phone and when the victim refused, the would-be robber pulled out a yellow Stanley knife and cut him.

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The victim then ran off in the direction of the bridge on Cow Lane.

Police said his t-shirt was cut and his stomach was grazed, but his injury did not require hospital treatment.

The attacker is described as a slim white man, around 6ft tall, in his late 20s to early 30s. 

He was described as having a 'distinctive jawline', thin lips and a short moustache.

He was wearing a black hooded top with the hood up, which had a small white logo on the left side, and grey tracksuit bottoms.

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Investigating officer, Sergeant Jon Shaw based at Abingdon police station, said: "This was a very distressing incident for the victim.

"I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed it, or who has any information which they think could help our investigation."

Anyone with information can call 101 or report online, quoting reference number 43190356537, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.