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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Lambourn.

The incident occurred at around 9am last Friday (June 3) when the victim was walking his dogs with his friend in Lynch Woods, to the northwest of Lynch Lane.

Thames Valley Police said the boy was attacked by another dog walker after the victim’s dog became skittish.

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Lambourn.
Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in Lambourn.

The offender is said to have kicked the victim’s dog and thrown the victim to the floor, grabbing him around the neck.

The victim sustained marking to his neck, but did not require hospital treatment.

The offender is described as a white man, aged in his 40s or 50s, bald and clean-shaven with a mild tan.

He was around 5'11'' and of skinny build with no marks, scars or tattoos.

He is also described as having pronounced ears and was wearing a light-grey hooded top.

The offender is said to be in the company of a shorter middle-aged white woman with shoulder-length light brown or hazel hair.

The dog they were walking is described as a small to medium-sized white dog, possibly a cockerpoo or poodle cross breed.

Newbury neighbourhood investigating officer PC Paul South said: “This was an unprovoked assault on a young person walking his dogs.

“I am appealing to anybody who was in the area and witnessed this incident, or who recognises the description of the offender, to please contact Thames Valley Police."

He added: "You can do so by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference number 43220241970.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”



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