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Appeal after man assaulted on a bridge in Reading

Alert message sent 03/07/2017 09:44:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on a bridge in Reading.

At around 9.30pm on 1/7 a man was attacked on Christchurch pedestrian bridge. He was kicked in the head several times.

The offender only stopped when a member of the public has stepped in and the offender has then become verbally abusive towards other people on the bridge. He has then made off in the direction of Caversham.

The 33-year-old victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

The offender is described as a tall mixed race man.   He was 6ft 3ins at least, quite skinny, in his early twenties. He had tattoos on his hands, which went up his forearms.   He had black hair, with quite a high top and shaved sides. He was wearing black jeans and a dark green jumper with a big circular pattern on the back and long sleeves.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Amy Hickman-Holden said: “We believe the victim was helped by several members of the public while he was on the floor, unconscious and other members were subjected to verbal abuse from the offender.

“The offender was wearing distinctive clothing – a green jumper with a big circular pattern on the back.

“While we do not believe this was a random attack, it was a vicious one, with the offender kicking the victim while he was on the ground. So we would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the offence and who has not yet spoken to police to call us on 101.”

 

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '1677 1/7', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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