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Appeal for witnesses to assault – Newbury

We are appealing for witnesses to an assault in Newbury on Friday (2/2).

The victim, a man in his teens, was walking home on the A4 near to Newbury Hospital, at around 10.15pm, when two men assaulted him.

Following the assault, the two men ripped the victim’s jacket, and sent him threatening messages on social media.

The victim did not sustain any injuries.

An 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both from Newbury, have been arrested on suspicion of assault by beating, criminal damage and sending menacing messages.

Investigating officer PC Alastair Moxham, based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this assault to please come forward.

“Also, if you were driving in the area around the time of the collision and have a dash-cam, or if you live nearby and have a CCTV camera or a video doorbell, please check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist us and get in touch if you have.

“You can contact us either via our website or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43240052900.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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