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Police appeal after man hit by hammer in Hungerford




A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of assault by beating and making threats to kill, following two incidents in Hungerford.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the incidents on Saturday which are believed to be linked.

The two incidents occurred in Morley Place and Priory Avenue between 11am and 1pm.

In the first incident, at approximately 11.15am in Morley Place, a man approached the front passenger door of a cream-coloured Mini One vehicle, striking the passenger in the face, before running off.

Then, at approximately 12.30pm in Priory Avenue, the same suspect, along with two other men, blocked the road, preventing the same Mini from passing.

During this incident, one of the men was holding a hammer and approached the front seat passenger, hitting him with the hammer and making threats to him.

This offender then kicked the car, which is believed to have caused some minor damage.

The first offender was white, wearing a black puffer style jacket with a yellow zip and dark tracksuit bottoms.

This man was holding a hammer during the second incident.

The second offender is described as a mixed-race man, aged around 18 or 19-years-old and approximately 5ft 3ins tall with a skinny build.

He was wearing a light royal blue tracksuit jacket and had dark short hair, longer on top.

He also had facial hair and was described as scruffily dressed.

This man was carrying a red-handled knife with a blade around four inches long.

The victim, a 29-year-old man, suffered minor injuries, and did not require hospital treatment.

A 23-year-old man from Hungerford has been arrested on suspicion of assault by beating and making threats to kill and has been released under investigation.

Investigating officer PC Daniel Parnell, based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing to anybody who may have witnessed either incident on Saturday to please get in touch with police.

“I would also like to hear from anyone who was driving in the area and may have dash-cam footage of either incident to please contact us if it has captured anything that can assist this investigation.

“You can do so by making a report online or calling 101, quoting reference number 43210184073, or for 100% anonymity, calling the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”



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