Monday, 7 December 2015

Racially aggravated assault in East Reading

COPY We have asked transport planners to improve access from Arch to central island at Cemetery JunctionThe police after information relating to a racially aggravated assault in College Road. See below for more information.

"Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the assault of a man in Reading.

At 6pm on Monday (30/11) the victim, a 48-year-old man, was walking in College Road. He heard someone making derogatory comments and was then punched in his head from behind by an offender causing him to fall to the ground.

The victim hit his face on the pavement and briefly lost consciousness. When he awoke, he was helped by two men.

He sustained swelling to his jaw, nose and mouth which required treatment at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, from where he has since been discharged.

The offender was a black man however no further description is available.

Investigating officer PC Chris Liddicott, from Reading police station, said: “This victim was assaulted in an unprovoked attack as he was going about his day-to-day business. I would like to speak to anyone who saw the man being assaulted who may be able to provide details to help the investigation.

“I would particularly like to speak to the two men who helped the victim after he was assaulted as they may have witnessed the assault or have helpful information.”

If you have any information which could assist the investigation please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court." .

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