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Appeal for witnesses following assault occasioning ABH in Reading

Alert message sent 01/08/2017 11:22:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault occasioning actual bodily harm in Reading.

At around 6.15pm on Saturday (29/7), a 29-year-old man was riding his bike along New Lane Hill when a car approached him from behind. The front seat passenger then got out the car and pushed the victim to the floor, before punching him in the face multiple times. A middle-aged woman came to the aid of the victim, and the attacker got back into the car before it drove away towards Bath Road.

The victim sustained bruising and injuries to his face but did not require hospital treatment.

The attacker was part of a group of four in the car, although the others were not involved in the assault. . He is described as Asian and in his early thirties. He has short black hair and a beard, and is around 5 foot 11. He was wearing a blue Nike top, with black tracksuit bottoms and black Nike trainers.

Investigating Officer PC Harry Dorey based at Reading police station said “I am appealing for anyone who has any information relating to the incident to get in touch via the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101.

“In particular, I would like to speak to the woman who stopped to help the victim.”

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

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