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Five teenagers arrested after punch-up outside Thatcham pub

Two men taken to hospital after argument erupts into violence

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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FIVE teenagers have been arrested following an altercation outside a Thatcham pub.

Between 12.15am and 12.45am on Sunday April 17 a group of around five to eight people became involved in an argument in the smoking area of The Mill public house.

The argument developed in to a physical altercation and in the process, the 52-year-old male victim was knocked to the floor and lost consciousness. He was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and has since been discharged.

Another man was also knocked to the floor during the altercation but was uninjured.

He was helped by a 44-year-old man who, in the process, sustained a cut to the back of his head. He received medical treatment at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and has since been discharged.

The group are described as male, aged in their late teens to mid twenties. One was wearing a white shirt and dark trousers.

Five people have been arrested in connection with the incident. They are; two 17-year-old boys, one from Thatcham and the other from Basingstoke, two 18-year-old men and a 19-year-old man, all from Thatcham. They have been bailed until May 4.

Investigating officer PC Christopher Andrews, from Newbury Local CID, said: “I would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information about what happened.

"If you have any details which could assist officers with enquiries, please contact police.”

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact PC Andrews via the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

Alternatively, you can 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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