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Man suffers fractured skull during assault

A man has been taken to hospital with a fractures skull and a bleed on the brain after he was attacked in Reading town centre.

The victim, a 21-year-old man, was walking along St Mary's Butts outside Burger King towards Broad Street at about 2.30am on Thursday morning.

The victim then became embroiled in an altercation with another man.

During the altercation, which took place in the middle of the road, the victim was punched several times causing him to fall to the floor.

The man was assaulted outside Burger King in St Mary's Butts Credit: Google Earth

“The victim was taken to hospital where he is currently being treated for a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain.

“The offender is described as a white man, slim, about 6ft, in his late teens to early twenties. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a light coloured vest and dark skinny jeans. He was carrying jacket in his hand.

“If you saw the incident or have any information that might assist our investigation please contact police as soon as possible. You can do this online, at a police station or by calling 101 quoting reference number 43170244134. “If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

– Investigating officer, Detective Constable Rosie March of Force CID


Appeal over serious crash

A pedestrian has been seriously injured after being involved in a collision with a motorbike in Cliftonville.

Police were called to Northdown Road just after 2:30pm this afternoon.

Officers are currently at the scene along with South East Coast Ambulance Service and the pedestrian is reported to have sustained serious injuries.

The motorbike driver and a pillion passenger also received injuries. Two people have been arrested in connection with this incident.

There are road closures in place from Northumberland Avenue between the junctions of Rutland Avenue and Northdown Park Road and also from Northdown Road with the junctions of Prince’s Gardens and Leicester Avenue.

Officers would like to talk to anyone who may have seen a black, silver and yellow Honda CBR being driven in the area.


Biggin Hill Airshow returns for two days this year

Thousands of people are expected at this years Biggin Hill Airshow Credit: ITV Meridian

Thousands of people are expected in Biggin Hill this weekend for the annual airshow.

It's the first time since 2010 that the Festival of Flight has been back to it's former 2 days.

Biggin Hill Airport celebrates its centenary this year Credit: ITV Meridian

Biggin Hill Airport also celebrates it's centenary this year.

This afternoon 100 veterans fare being photographed with a Lancaster Bomber.

100 veterans are at the airshow for a special photocall Credit: ITV Meridian

Two arrests after man stabbed in the neck

Two men have been arrested in connection with a serious assault in Bournemouth.

Officers were called to Old Christchurch Road just after 6:30am.

The victim a local man aged 18 was reportedly approached from behind by an unknown man and slashed to the neck with a sharp bladed item.

He sustained a serious cut to his neck and was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been released.

The man was assaulted on Old Christchurch Road Credit: Google Earth

Armed officers, and officers from the dog section searched the area.

Two local men aged 56 and 59 were arrested at an address in Bournemouth on suspicion of attempted murder.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident and has yet to speak to officers to please contact Dorset Police.”

"Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the coming days and can be approached with any community concerns."

– Detective Constable Matt Cooke, of Bournemouth CID

Memorial service to remember victims of Hungerford tragedy

A memorial service will be held in Hungerford this weekend to remember the victims of the tragedy which happened 30 years ago today.

16 people were killed and 15 others injured by lone gunman Michael Ryan on 19th August 1987.

Sylvia Pascoe saved the life a teenage neighbour who was shot and injured - she was awarded a medal for her actions. Richard Jones reports.

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