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Man in hospital after Thatcham assault

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A man is in hospital after he was assaulted after leaving a Thatcham pub last night.

Shortly before 10.50pm yesterday (Saturday) a 24-year old man left the Old Chequers Pub at The Broadway when he was attacked.

The victim was found injured and lying on the floor at the corner of Church Gate and The Broadway shortly afterwards.

He had injuries to his nose, mouth and back of his head and is currently being treated at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital.

Investigating officer, Det Insp Clare Knibbs of Local CID based at Newbury police station, said: “I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the assault or anyone with any information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, to contact police by calling 101.

“The victim cannot remember what happened, so we are keeping an open mind as to whether the victim was hit with a weapon, or whether he was struck in the face and fell back and hit his head.

“Further, at this stage of the investigation there are no descriptions of the offender or offenders, so again I would urge anyone with information to please come forward.

”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 www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

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