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Man suffers broken cheekbone in Lambourn attack

Stranger rained punches on victim

John Garvey

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A MAN was punched in the face by a stranger in Lambourn.

Police have appealed for witnesses to the vicious attack, which resulted in the victim sustaining a broken cheekbone.

The incident happened on Thursday, March 3, between 9pm and 10pm.

The victim, a 21-year-old man, was travelling in the rear of a silver Ford Focus on the B4001 Wantage Road from Lambourn towards Wantage when the car pulled over near Mile End.

When the victim got out of the car he was punched by a man from the car, who he did not know, several times in his face.

The victim attended the Great Western Hospital in Swindon and has since been discharged.

The offender is aged approximately 20 to 21 years old, white, 5ft 7ins, stocky build and with short blond hair.

Investigating officer PC Claire Drewitt, from CID based at Newbury police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information about it.

“A passing member of the public drove past the victim near Mile End, picked him up and took him to Oxford Road, Lambourn. We are particularly keen to trace this person as they may have information which could assist with enquires.”

Anyone with any information which could assist the investigation should contact Maidenhead Force CID via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

Alternatively the independent Crimestoppers charity can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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