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Appeal for witnesses following GBH in Caversham

Alert message sent 09/10/2017 09:19:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a GBH incident which took place in Caversham.

The incident occurred on Wednesday (4/10) at about 11pm near Reading Bridge, along the promenade next to the river.

The victim, a 61-year-old man, was walking from the train station towards Caversham.

He was approached and assaulted by a group of youths, and sustained a serious eye injury as a result.

The victim was taken to hospital for treatment, where he remains.

One of the offenders was a tall, mixed race boy, aged about 16.

Another is described as a black male who was riding a bicycle.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Robert Simpson-Jones, based at Newbury police station, said: “This incident has left the victim with a serious eye injury which has required him to have treatment in hospital.

“I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed it, or who has any details which could help our investigation.

“If you were in the area at the time, and saw a group of youths, some of whom may have been on pushbikes, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43170294813', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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