Oxley also known as "The Walford Attacker" was a minor character in EastEnders in 1987. He stalked many women in the area and brutally assaulted Pat Wicks in February 1987. Resident Pete Beale was suspected, but the real culprit's crimes came to an end when he tried to attack Debbie Wilkins in the laundrette. The Attacker was played by actor Colum Gallivan.
One night in February 1987, Pat Wicks was walking back home when she knew she was being stalked As she stood near the square garden railings, a man pounced on her and attacked her, leaving her for dead before fleeing into the night. The following morning Dot Cotton found her laying in the gardens badly beaten up. She cried for help and Pat was rushed to the hospital. Her ex-husband Pete Beale was the prime suspect. One night, the posh speaking Walford Attacker came into the launderette and wanted to talk to Debbie Wilkins and started to attack her but she luckily had been trained in martial arts. Pete Beale apprehended him, and he was jailed.