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Appeal for witnesses following an incident of assault and theft in Newbury

Alert message sent 27/12/2018 13:49:00

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of assault and theft in Newbury.

At around 11.25am on Christmas Eve (24/12) a 38-year-old man was a victim of an unprovoked assault whilst in his vehicle, which was parked in the KFC car park in Wharf Road. 

Another vehicle entered the car park, the driver then exited the vehicle and punched the victim in the face before stealing a chainsaw from his car.

The victim sustained a bruise to the face but did not require hospital treatment. 
The offender is described as a white man, aged between 28 to 30-years old, 6ft tall and of stocky build. He was wearing a black shiny waist length jacket and jeans. It is believed the offender drove off in a small black hatchback car.

Investigating officer PC Claire Midwinter based at Newbury police station said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information about this offence to let us know.

“If you have any information that could help with this investigation, please get in touch using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43180391429. Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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Emma Tarry (Police, Communications Officer, Thames Valley)

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