CCTV after Reading assault

23 March 2011, 11:21

Police officers in Reading want to these two men after a man was assaulted in the town centre.

It happened outside the George Hotel, at the junction of Broad Street and Kings Road at around 3am on Tuesday 15th March.

Earlier in the night a 20-year-old man, from Tilehurst, had been in the Purple Turtle on Gun Street, when he was called a derogatory name by another man. He replied ‘that’s mature’ and nothing else happened until he left the venue.

When the 20-year-old started walking along Minster Street, in the direction of The Oracle, a man ran up behind him and shouted ‘come on’ repeatedly. He then went up to the victim and punched him once in the face, fracturing his jaw.

Detective Constable Tim Lloyd, from Reading CID said:

“This was a completely motiveless attack which has left the victim needing an operation to insert a plate into his jaw bone.

“We believe that the man in the light coloured shirt on the right of the image is the main offender.

“However, we would also like to identify the man he is with as he is likely to have information that can help us progress our investigation.”

Anyone with any information should contact Detective Constable Lloyd, in Reading CID, via 0845 8 505 505.

Alternatively, if you do not want to speak to police, or leave your name, please contact the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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