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Witness Appeal following assault in Shinfield

Alert message sent 10/10/2018 16:12:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an assault in Shinfield.

The incident occurred at around 3.10pm on Tuesday (9/10) at the Hollow Lane junction of the Black Boy roundabout.

The victim, a 39-year-old woman, was in her car at the junction. Her son, 13-years-old, also in the car, was shouting out the window to a friend.

A van pulled up next to the victim’s car and the driver shouted at her son. She shouted back, telling him to stop.

The offender picked up a bottle from his dashboard and shouted back at the victim.

The passenger of the van took the bottle from the offender and squirted its contents into the victim’s face as they were pulling away from the junction. She swerved, hitting the van and the van drove away.

The victim was not injured.

The offender is described as a white man, between 25 and 30-years-old, of large build, ginger hair and freckles.

The passenger of the van is described as a white man, also between 25 and 30-years-old with a slim build.

Investigating officer PC Philip Davies, based at Loddon Valley police station, said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed this incident to please come forward.

“I would also urge anyone who may have dash-cam footage of the area to get in touch as it may provide vital information.”

Anyone with information can contact police on 101, quoting ‘43180308703’ or make a report online.

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Caitlin Rosetti (Police, Communications Support Assistant, Thames Valley)

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