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Man assaulted in public house – Lower Earley

Friday 17 March 2017, 3:07pm

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

At around 7.10pm on Wednesday (15/3) the victim, a 24-year-old man, was sitting in the Earley Retreat public house in Chalfont Close.

He went in to the toilets with two men and became involved in an altercation. During the incident the victim sustained an injury to his hand, believed to have been caused by a knife.

Officers attended the scene and noticed a man had climbed on to the roof of the pub. He was brought down by firefighters.

Sgt David Edmond, from Loddon Valley police station, said: “Officers are investigating this incident in which a man was assaulted and I would appeal to anyone who was in the pub or in the local area at around the time of the incident who has any information about what happened to contact police.

“We believe this to have been an isolated incident in which the victim was known to the offenders and we are currently working to establish the circumstances.”

Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting reference 43170076528.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers (opens new window) anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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Notes for editors:
A 29-year-old man from Reading was arrested on Wednesday (15/3) suspicion of wounding/inflicting grievous bodily harm and was bailed until 3 May.

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