POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a “cowardly, unprovoked” assault that took place in Close End in Lambourn at around 12.15am on Saturday, August 1.
An 18-year-old man was attacked from behind and kicked unconscious.
The victim was walking in the car park at Close End in front of a block of flats.
When the victim regained consciousness he saw a man getting into a car, which made off at speed, causing the tyres to screech.
He was treated for his injuries at the Great Western Hospital in Swindon.
The offender is white, around 6ft, and was wearing a long sleeved top.
Investigating officer, PC Paul Culley based at Newbury police station, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who might have been in the area at the time, and may have seen the assault, or saw a vehicle moving at speed in the Close End area of Lambourn in the early hours of Saturday morning.
“This was a cowardly, violent and unprovoked attack on a young man who had been enjoying a night with friends. He was left with a large cut to the back of the head, a black right eye with a cut underneath, a swollen lip and nose, and a cut to the left temple. He was treated at hospital but has since been discharged and is recovering at home.
“If you have any information about the incident please call 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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