Teenage boy assaulted in Newbury: Police appeal for witnesses and arrests made
A teenager has been assaulted while walking home in Newbury.
And Thames Valley Police is now appealing for any witnesses to come forward.
The victim, a man in his teens, was walking home on the A4 near to West Berkshire Community Hospital, at around 10.15pm on Friday (February 2), when he was attacked by two men.
Following the assault, the two men ripped the victim’s jacket, and sent him threatening messages on social media.
The victim did not sustain any injuries.
An 18-year-old man and a 20-year-old man, both from Newbury, have been arrested on suspicion of assault by beating, criminal damage and sending menacing messages.
Investigating officer PC Alastair Moxham, based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this assault to please come forward.
“Also, if you were driving in the area around the time of the assault and have a dash-cam, or if you live nearby and have a CCTV camera or a video doorbell, please check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist us and get in touch if you have.”
You can contact police via the TVP website or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43240052900.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.