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Woman assaulted in suspected kidnapping on Hambridge Road, Newbury

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an assault in Newbury last night (Wednesday).

The police received a report of a woman falling from a moving vehicle, a grey Volkswagen Polo, on Hambridge Road at around 11.15pm.

Officers attended and located the victim, aged in her twenties, on Hambridge Road.

Police are now appealing for witnesses
Police are now appealing for witnesses

A 38-year-old-man from Kent has since been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent.

He remains in police custody.

The victim sustained a fractured skull and a broken arm and was taken to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford for further treatment, where she remains.

Newbury police station's detective constable Pete Brooks 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."

He added: “To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43220274570.

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

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