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Appeal for witnesses following a GBH - Reading town centre

Alert message sent 17/07/2017 09:08:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses or information following an incident of GBH in Reading.

At around 2.15am on Saturday (8/7), a 19-year-old man was at the Purple Turtle public house on Gun Street, Reading with two other people.

As he was sitting outside, an unknown man ran up behind him and punched him in the eye. The offender then ran off.

The victim sustained a significant injury to his right eye which required hospital treatment. He has since been discharged.

Investigating officer, Police Constable Richard Probert, said: "This was an unprovoked assault on the victim, who sustained a significant eye injury and has been left shaken and distressed.

"We would like to speak to anyone in the area at the time of the offence who may have seen the incident happen or a male running from the scene shortly afterwards.

"If anyone witnessed the offence or has any information, please call Thames Valley Police on 101, quoting incident reference 43170201132."

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43170201132', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously

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

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