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Craven Road assault


Thames Valley Police is appealing for two members of the public to come forward following an assault in Newbury last Saturday.

The victim, a 55-year-old man, was walking from the town along Craven Road between 5pm and 6pm when he was approached by two men. The offenders tried to engage the victim in conversation. The victim, who did not know the offenders, ignored the men and continued walking along the road.

The victim was then pushed from behind causing him to fall and scrape his face on the ground.

The first offender is described as a white man aged between 16 and 20 years-old. He was wearing dark clothing, a hoodie top and baseball cap.

The second offender is also described as a white man aged between 16 and 20 years-old. He was wearing dark clothing, a hoodie top and baseball cap.

A man driving a vehicle past the incident stopped his car and attempted to chase the offenders along Craven Avenue back towards the town. A woman, also travelling in the car, helped the victim back to his feet.

Details of the man, woman and car are unknown at this stage.

As a result of the incident, the victim later attended Thatcham Community Hospital for the treatment of two broken bones in his hand. He has since been discharged from hospital.

Investigating officer, PC Jessica Lodge based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing for the two members of the public who assisted the victim to come forward, as they may have information vital to our investigation.

“The victim has been left shaken following this incident.

“Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Thames Valley Police non-emergency telephone number, on 101, quoting reference 43180014455. Alternatively they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”


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