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Cyclist has teeth knocked out in vicious robbery

Two arrested after incident between Thatcham and Newbury

Dan Cooper

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Dan Cooper

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A CYCLIST needed hospital treatment after his teeth were knocked out in a vicious attack between Thatcham and Newbury.

The 39-year-old victim was kicked and punched several times after being knocked from his bicycle.

The offender stole cash, a phone and a black Carrera bicycle. He is descibed as white, 5ft 7ins, medium build, with short brown hair.

Police are now appealing for witnesses following the robbery, which happened between 11pm on Friday August 28 and 12.30am on Saturday August 29.

The victim sustained facial injuries and loss of teeth and was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment.

He has since been discharged.

A 29-year-old man from Newbury has been arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed until October 21.

A 23-year-old man from Newbury has also been arrested in connection with the incident and has been bailed until September 30.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers 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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