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Celebrations turn sour as Newbury party erupts into violence

Police called to 'disturbance' involving 40 people in the early hours

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a Newbury party erupted into violence.

Two men have been taken to hospital following the 'violent' incident involving 40 people in the early hours of this morning (Sun).

At 12.50am, police were called to reports of a disturbance at the party at the Crucible Sports and Social Club on Hambridge Road.

Two men, a 24-year-old and a 20-year-old, were assaulted and required hospital treatment. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. 

One man has been arrested on suspicion of affray and GBH. He is currently in police custody.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses.

Investigating officer, Det Con Emily Trevillion of Local CID based at Newbury, said: “I would like to reassure the community that this appears to be an isolated incident at a party and police are investigating it thoroughly."

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information should call police on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 . No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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