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Officers on scene of serious assault in Lower Earley

Alert message sent 01/04/2021 06:28:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Officers from Thames Valley Police are currently on the scene of a serious incident of assault in Chalfont Way, Lower Earley, Reading, which occurred at approximately 7.40pm last night (31/3).
Police are investigating the incident, which took place outside the BP petrol station and there is currently a large scene-watch in place at the scene while this continues.
The Chalfont Square shopping precinct will remain closed this morning (1/4) and there is highly likely to be considerable disruption to local traffic in the area while the investigation continues.
The victim, a 51-year-old man, has been taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, where he is in a critical condition with life-threatening injuries at this time.
No-one has been arrested at this time.
Detective Sergeant Alex Boyce, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault last night to make contact with Thames Valley Police on 101 or by making a report online, quoting reference 43210136391.
“You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
“I am really keen to hear from anybody who may have been driving in the area and has dash-cam to please check this and contact us if it has captured anything that can assist the investigation.
“This investigation is in its early stages, and our scene-watch will be in place for a considerable period of time while this continues.
“The main road and the access to Asda remains unrestricted.
“I would like to re-assure the local community, however, we believe this to be an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the local community.”
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Kieren Bushnell (Police, Media Officer , HQ South)

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