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Appeal after two men assaulted in Thatcham

Three men in two daylight altercations within minutes

John Herring

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A man has been arrested after two men were assaulted during two altercations in Thatcham. 

Three men got into an altercation on the A4 by the old police station between The Moors and the Broadway at 10.45am on Monday, July 11.

The men then returned to their vehicles and drove towards Reading; only to pull in at the bus stop by Pipers Way where a second altercation occurred. 

Two men, aged 28 and 29, received minor injuries during the altercations and did not require hospital treatment. 

It is also alleged that criminal damage was caused to a Citroen Picasso.

Those involved in the altercation were travelling in a purple VW Golf with dark alloy wheels, a white Citroen Picasso with orange beacon lights on the roof, and a silver Ford Focus which was being towed by the Citroen.

The assailant is described as a white man, in his mid 20s, of medium build, with short brown hair.

He was wearing a dark blue jumper. 

Investigating officer, PC Nicholas Wilkinson said: "I hope the public will be able to aid our investigation by telling us exactly what happened during these altercations which occurred in two public places during the day.

"If you have any information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, please contact us. The easiest way to do this is by visiting your nearest police station or calling 101.

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

A 26-year-old man from north Hampshire has been arrested on suspicion of assault by beating and criminal damage.

He has been released on police bail until September 7.

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