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Appeal for witnesses after GBH – Reading

News   •   Dec 04, 2018 13:37 GMT

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of grievous bodily harm in Calcot, Reading.

Between 4pm and 4.30pm on Wednesday (28/11), the victim, a 39-year-old man, was assaulted by a group of people in Burbidge Close.

He was left with significant injuries including lacerations and a fractured shoulder, believed to have been caused by a weapon.

The victim was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

One of the offenders is described as being around 6ft 3ins tall, of stocky build, and was dressed in a dark coloured baseball cap, and blue t-shirt.

There is currently no description available of the other offenders. Investigating officer, Detective Constable Pamela Finch, of Force CID based at Newbury police station, said: “This was a vicious attack which left the victim with injuries which required him to be taken to hospital.

“We are appealing to anyone who was in or around the area at the time of the offence and may have seen or heard something.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 43180364665.

Reports can be made online at or you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


Note to Editors
A 31-year-old man from Reading was arrested on suspicion of assault on Friday (30/11) and was released under investigation.