Two arrested after woman suffers slash wounds to her face in Oswestry attack

By Jonny Drury | Oswestry | News | Published:

Two teenagers have been arrested after a woman suffered slash wounds to her face in an attack in Oswestry.

Emergency services were called to the Shelf Bank area at around 6.20pm on Monday, after the 30-year-old woman was assaulted.

West Mercia Police has confirmed that the woman suffered slash wounds. He injuries are said to be significant, although they are not thought to be life threatening.

Two men, aged 16 and 17 have been arrested, and are in police custody on suspicion of assault.

Police are continuing their search for the weapon and Detective Inspector Scott Harris is appealing for witnesses.

He said: "This was a nasty attack that has left the victim with significant injuries. If anyone was in the area around the time of the incidents then we would urge them to get in contact.”

Police tape in the Shelf Bank area

Police tape was around a number of areas in the undergrowth of Shelf Bank on Tuesday afternoon.

West Midlands Ambulance Service sent an ambulance and a paramedic officer to the area of Harlech Road, near to Shelf Bank.


A spokeswoman for the service said: "We were called and attended the scene, where we treated a woman who had suffered serious injuries.

"She was given treatment at the scene and was taken to hospital for further care and she was taken by blue light."

A police cordon remains in place in the Shelf Bank area.

Police are appealing for witnesses, anyone with information should contact West Mercia Police on 101 quoting reference 521s 070119. Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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