Man punched in face in racist incident in Newbury
27-year-old suffers minor head and face injuries
POLICE are seeking information about a racially aggravated assault in Newbury on Monday afternoon (Feb 22) in which a man was punched in the face.
According to Thames Valley Police (TVP), at around 4.15pm on Monday (22/2), the a 27-year-old man was walking down Craven Road in Newbury when another man approached him and was verbally racist, before by punching him in the face.
The alleged attacker was white, between 5ft 6ins and 6ft, of medium build and with a shaven face. He spoke with a local accent and was wearing a black jacket and dark black trousers and a black beanie hat.
The 27-year-old suffered bruising and swelling to his face and head.
Pc Shaban Ahmed of Newbury police station said:
"This was frightening incident for the victim.
If you have any information about the incident please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting reference 43160052533.
If you have any concerns please contact your local Neighbourhood policing team.”
Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously telephone 0800 555 111.