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Witnesses sought for serious assault in Reading

Alert message sent 12/07/2017 13:17:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a serious assault which took place in Reading last Tuesday (4/7).

At around 6.30pm the victim, a man in his thirties, was walking at the junction of Stockton Road and Merton Road North near bollards. He was approached by four teens asking for the time and when he replied that he did not know they demanded his phone

He refused to hand it over and they kicked him several times, including to the head but he managed to get away from his attackers.

He was admitted to hospital where he has been treated for a fractured jaw.

The offenders are described as aged between 15 and 17 years old. Three were black and one was mixed race.

Investigating officer Police Constable Kim Wright, based at Reading, said: “This was a brutal attack which has left the victim with a serious injury to his jaw.

“We would like to speak to a member of the public who we believe did stop to help the victim after the assault.

“Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 ref 43170196309.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43170196309', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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

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