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Young couple assaulted in Newbury town centre

Police appeal for witnesses after man and woman taken to hospital

John Herring

John Herring


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A couple enjoying a night out in Newbury ended up being hospitalised following an unprovoked assault. 

The 18-year-olds were walking home from Cheap Street when they were assaulted by another teenager at about 4am on Sunday, August 2.

The couple were treated at Basingstoke Hospital; the man suffered a fractured cheek bone, as well as cuts and bruises to his eye, while the woman had swelling and bruising around her eye.

Both have now been discharged.

PC Claire Drewitt, said. “This is a completely unprovoked assault, in which both victims received injuries, and the man had to have further treatment at the Guildford specialist facial surgery unit”.

"We particularly want to speak to two other women who were apparently on the scene, wearing fluffy dressing gowns. If anyone else has seen this incident then I would ask them to come forward."

The assailant is described as being in his late teens, 5ft 10-11in tall with tanned skin. He was clean shaven, with short hair on the sides and longer on the top. 

He was wearing a white vest and blue jeans.

A 16-year-old boy from Trowbridge, Wiltshire, has been arrested on suspicion of ABH. He has been released on police bail until September 17.

Anyone with information should call 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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