Slough Catapult Attack: Man Arrested

13 August 2013, 13:32 | Updated: 13 August 2013, 13:40

Heart’s being told a man could lose his sight in one eye after he was hit by a catapult near Slough.

Police say the man, who’s in his forties, was attacked outside a home in Holmlea Walk, Datchet, on Sunday at around 8.20pm – when somebody drove past with a catapult.

The missile from the catapult hit his glasses, smashing the right lens and sending shards into his eyeball.

He was taken to Wexham Park Hospital and was then transferred to the Royal Berkshire Hospital for surgery on his eye – he’s currently recovering.

Investigating officer Detective Sergeant Peter Wall said: “This was a nasty attack on a man, who may lose his eye because of the injury sustained in this incident.

“This took place while it was still light in a residential area, so we would urge anyone who was around at the time and may have seen something to contact us as a matter of urgency.”

A 28-year-old man from Datchet has been arrested and has been bailed to return to Maidenhead Police Station in September.

Anyone with information should contact Thames Valley Police Enquiry Line on 101.

Alternatively you can contact the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111.