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Thatcham teenager assaulted

The 15-year-old was left with a swollen lip after being punched by a cyclist

John Herring

John Herring


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A Thatcham teenager was hit in the face during an assault carried out in broad daylight. 

The 15-year-old was walking with a friend along the A4 near Crown Mead Stores when a man pulled up in front of them on his bicycle and hit him in the face.

His assailant then rode off; leaving the boy with a swollen lip .

The man is described as stocky, in his late thirties, with short dark hair. He was riding a black mountain bike and, at the time of the offence, was wearing blue jeans and a white, short sleeved rugby top.

The assault occurred at 10.55am on Tuesday, April 7. 

Anyone with information should contact PC Matthew Allen of Newbury police station via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101. If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

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