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Man attacked with a garden hoe in Newbury assault

William Walker

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident in which a man was assaulted with a garden tool in Newbury.

At 2.10pm yesterday (Saturday) two men became involved in an argument behind Saint Nicolas Church in West Mills.

One of the men picked up a garden hoe from a street cleaner’s cart and hit the other man over the back of his head, injuring him.

The victim, a 43-year-old man, sustained a cut to the back of his head which did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Elliot Male, from Newbury police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who saw what happened or anyone with any information about the assault as they may have information which could assist with enquiries.

“Upon the arrival of officers, there were several members of the public who obviously witnessed the offence and I would like them to come forward please.”

Anyone with any information about the incident which may assist the investigation should contact PC Male via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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