Appeal for specific witnesses – Thatcham

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Witness appeal
West Berkshire

Thames Valley Police is appealing for specific witnesses following an incident in which a man was assaulted in Thatcham.

At around 7.10pm on 14 December 2017 the victim, a 42-year-old man, became involved in a verbal argument with a man outside the Co-op in The Broadway. The man then punched him before walking away in the direction of Station Road.

The victim sustained a fractured eye socket and attended the Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment. He has since been discharged but required an operation.

The offender is described as white, 5ft 9ins, of medium build, aged in his mid to late twenties, has short dark hair and was wearing a dark coloured jacket.

Officers investigating the incident would like to speak to a man and a woman who were present at the time of the incident and were petting the victim’s dogs, which had been tied up at the bike rack outside the shop.

Investigating officer PC Michael Wray, of the Investigation Hub based at Newbury police station, said: “As part of our continuing investigation in to this incident, which resulted in the victim having to undergo ongoing medical treatment, I would like to appeal to the man and woman who were present during the incident petting the dogs and who are potential witnesses. 

“If you believe this refers to you, please get in touch with officers. You are not in any trouble whatsoever however you may have seen something which could help our investigation.” 


If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43170371451', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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