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Witnesses sought following an assault in Newbury on Sunday

Alert message sent 26/02/2019 11:04:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police


Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault in Newbury on Sunday (24/2).

The victim, a 60-year-old man, was standing on the canal tow path close to the Camp Hopson department store. He had lifted his boat from the canal and was preparing to move it to his car.

Two offenders approached the victim and pushed him into the canal. The offenders then ran away from the scene towards Camp Hopson.

The offenders are described as being two boys in their mid to late teens.  

The victim was not injured during the incident.

Investigating officer, PC Shaun Bull from the Newbury Investigation Hub, said: “I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward, as they may have information vital to our investigation.

“The area will have been relatively busy at the time of the incident due to the warm and sunny weather.

“Anyone with information about this incident, or that could assist in the recovery of these items, should report the details on the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43190058762. Alternatively, you can call the non-emergency telephone number, 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
 
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Neil Hawkins (Police, Communications Officer, Forcewide)

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