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Thames Valley Police: Reading man arrested after alleged assault in Calcot



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A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after a woman was grabbed by the throat in Calcot.

And Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses to the incident to come forward.

At around 9pm on Sunday, June 5, the victim - a woman in her thirties - was pushed up Langley Hill against her will by her former partner.

Thames Valley Police arrested the man on suspicion of assault. Picture by: TVP West Berkshire
Thames Valley Police arrested the man on suspicion of assault. Picture by: TVP West Berkshire

He also pushed her up against a wall, grabbing her by the throat.

The woman was uninjured.

There were a number of passing cars and some of the drivers tried to intervene but the offender intimidated them and they retreated, Thames Valley Police said.

Investigating officer DC Jen Jenkins, of the domestic abuse investigation team, based at Reading police station, said: “I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this incident to please get in touch with us.

“Also, if you have any CCTV footage in the area or any dash-cam footage if you were in the area around the time, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.”

A 31-year-old man from Reading has been arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been released on police bail until July 2.

To contact Thames Valley Police you can call 101 or make a report on its website, quoting reference number 43220245654.

Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.



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