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Man arrested in connection with an assault on a Reading bridge

Alert message sent 06/07/2017 08:36:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police has arrested a man in connection with an incident on Saturday (1/7) in Reading.

At around 9.30pm 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 stepped in and the offender then became verbally abusive towards other people on the bridge. He made off in the direction of Caversham.

The 33-year-old victim was taken to hospital where he is still being treated. His condition is described as stable.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Amy Hickman-Holden said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this serious assault. We believe the victim was helped by several members of the public while he was on the ground, unconscious and other members were subjected to verbal abuse from the offender. I would like to speak to anyone who has not already spoken to police who may have information about what happened.

“Anyone with any information should call us via our non-emergency number, 101.”

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

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