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Man assaulted with ashtray in Newbury pub

William Walker

William Walker


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Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted with an ashtray in a “mindless and unprovoked attack” at a Newbury pub on Friday night.

At around 8.30pm a 25-year old man was assaulted while inside The Narrow Boat at London Road.

The male offender hit the victim in the head with an ashtray before fleeing the scene.

The offender is described as white, about 5ft 6ins, of medium build and with short brown hair, and was wearing a white shirt and dark trousers.

The victim sustained a cut to the head but did not require hospital treatment.

Police have arrested a 19-year old man from Newbury on suspicion of affray who has been released on police bail until September 4.

Investigating officer, case officer David Giles based at Newbury police station, said: “The pub was busy at the time so I would appeal to any witnesses who haven’t already come forward to contact us either by visiting a police station or calling 101.

“This was a mindless and unprovoked attack on the victim, who luckily did not sustain serious injuries and is recovering at home.”

If you have any information please contact 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 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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