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Man jailed following pub assault

A man from Barton in Oxfordshire has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting two people at a pub.

36-year-old Tim McDonagh of Bernwood Road was convicted for one count of GBH with intent and one count of common assault. He was found guilty by unanimous jury.

The victims who were 19 and 20 at the time, were at the White Horse public house in London Road in Oxford, on the evening of 1st of March when one was head butted and the other had a bottle smashed on his head.

McDonagh was arrested on Sunday 1 March 2015 and charged on Friday 22 May 2015.

Tim McDonagh has been sentenced to six years in prison Credit: Thames Valley Police

“McDonagh was convicted of two violent attacks upon students who were just trying to enjoy an evening in the pub with friends.

“I hope that the sentence given shows that violent behaviour will not be tolerated.”

– Investigating officer Det Con Matthew Hodgetts

CCTV released after man punched in the face

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with an assault in Weymouth Credit: Dorset Police

Police are appealing for information and witnesses to come forward after a man was punched in the face in Weymouth.

CCTV images of two potential witnesses have been released.

The incident happened at around 2.40am on Sunday 17th January along St Alban Street.

The victim, a 19-year-old local man, was walking with a male friend toward Maiden Street. The pair then spoke to two women, before a man approached them and punched the victim in the face.

The victim suffered a broken jaw and required an operation.

No arrests have been made.

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with an assault in Weymouth Credit: Dorset Police

“I am now able to release CCTV images of two women I would like to speak to who I believe were in the immediate vicinity at the time of the incident and are potential witnesses.

“I would urge them or anyone who is able to identify them to contact me on 101 as I believe they can assist with my investigation.”

– Police Constable Hayley Roach, of Weymouth police

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Schoolboy punched in the head

Police are investigating after a schoolboy was attacked in Farnborough.

It happened some time between 4-4.30pm on the 8th January, when the 16-year-old boy was walking along Ship Lane.

The victim was approached by an unknown man who allegedly punched him in the back of the head, then grabbed him by the throat and punched him in the face. He suffered bruising from the assault.

It is believed that the suspect thought the schoolboy had bumped into a pram he was pushing.

The suspect is described as:

  • White man
  • Mid 20s
  • About 5’9” – 5’10” tall
  • Slim build
  • Short brown hair (grade one – two all over
  • Dark eyes
  • Blackened teeth
  • He was wearing thin-rimmed glassed, a grey hoodie, blue tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
  • He was pushing a pram and was with a woman and young boy

CCTV image released in connection with assault

Hampshire Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault in Andover Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Do you recognise this man?

Police want to speak to him in connection with an assault on a 19-year-old man near to the Chick’o’land takeaway in Winchester Road in Andover, on Sunday, October 25.

The victim was seriously assaulted by a man sometime between 3.44am and 4.24am. He was knocked unconscious and suffered facial injuries which needed hospital treatment.

He is described as a white male, with short, dark hair and wore dark clothing with white trainers. At one point he was seen carrying a pizza box.

Woman suffers broke leg in 3 places during attack

A woman has suffered a broken leg in three places after she was attacked in Reading.

It happened in Duke Street on Tuesday afternoon last week.

The offender kicked the 41-year-old woman in her leg causing it to break in three places.

The victim was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and later transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital where she underwent surgery.

The offender is described as:

  • white
  • about 42-years-old
  • approximately 5ft 5ins, with short dark hair.
  • He was wearing a grey T-shirt with blue and red stripes, a black jacket, blue jeans, black trainers and a dark grey hat.
  • He was carrying a walking stick and a black rucksack.

A 42-year-old man from Reading has been arrested on suspicion of wounding / inflicting GBH without intent and released on police bail until 3rd of December 2015.

“This is a serious assault and I would urge anyone in this area who witnessed this incident to contact me via the Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

“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, PC Kimberley Wright from Local CID based at Reading police station

Man attacked with firework: Police release CCTV of men they want to speak to

Police release CCTV image Credit: Thames Valley Police

A man has been attacked with what is believed to be a firework in Maidenhead.

Police have released CCTV images of two men they want to speak to as they may have vital information about the unprovoked attack on two 18-year-old men.

Around 11pm on Thursday 22nd October the victims were walking along King Street. As they walked through an underpass in Kidwell’s Park, two men approached them and one set off a firework or a sparkler which hit the victim in his face.

As the offenders ran off, one of them waved a knife and made threatening gesture towards the victims.

This was an unprovoked attack on two innocent members of the public who were making their way through the park. The offence has left the victims feeling scared and fearing for their own welfare.

Offences involving fireworks or any kind of explosive can cause serious harm and the victim is lucky to have escaped with no serious injuries.

The police take all crimes involving knives extremely seriously and would like to speak to the men in the CCTV images as they might have vital information about the incident that can aid our investigation.”

– PC Martin Keyof, Maidenhead Police Station

Anyone with information should contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101 and quote URN 1688 (22/10) or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Viewers call police after seeing video of attack

Thames Valley Police say they've had a number of calls after CCTV of an attack on a doorman was shown in a television appeal.

The member of security staff was thrown down the stairs at Maxwell's Bar on Queen Street, Oxford, by a clubber who had been asked to leave the venue.

The victim fractured his skull and dislocated his shoulder in the fall, during the attack in January.

Video credit: Thames Valley Police/CCTV Footage

Man appears in court over assault on police officers

A man has appeared in court charged in connection with assaulting two police officers in Portsmouth.

Officers were called to an incident at Lloyds Bank in London Road in North End yesterday afternoon after a report of a man stood in the bank holding a knife.

One officer was cut on his arm, while another officer suffered a suspected broken knee bone.

This morning police charged Steven Bradley Wallis, 27, of no fixed abode, with:

  • Affray
  • Possession of a knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place
  • Assault a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm
  • Wound / inflict grievous bodily harm without intent

He's been remanded in custody, to appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on November 9.

Man punched in the face

Police have launched an investigation after a man was punched in the face while walking in Reading town centre.

It happened just before midnight on Thursday. The victim, a 38-year-old man, left the Hope Tap pub in Friar Street and walked towards West Street.

A man approached him and swore at him, then assaulted him.

The offender then walked past the victim and down Friar Street towards Reading town hall.

He is white, aged in his mid-twenties, 5ft 5 to 5ft 11ins, medium build with short dark hair.

He was wearing a dark blue or black zip-up jacket and dark trousers.

"The incident appears to have been an unprovoked attack and I would like to speak to anyone who saw anything which may assist with police enquiries.”

– Investigating officer PC Aimee Usher

Man jailed for breaking female police officer's leg

Ryan Smart has been sentenced to 22 months in prison Credit: Sussex Police

A man has been given almost two years in prison for breaking a police officers leg in Eastbourne.

Ryan Smart, 34, of Elgar Way, Eastbourne was sentenced at Hove Crown Court on June 4. He pleaded guilty to GBH, caused when he was resisting arrest, and was sent to prison for 22 months. He was also given a three year driving ban for failing to provide a sample of blood.

The officer, PC Katie Price, was called to a violent man attacking a woman and found a car, being driven by Smart, driving erratically in the Langney area on September 14 last year. The car was stopped and Smart was suspected of drink driving and assault. When PC Price was trying to arrest him, he viciously kicked her breaking her leg. He then kicked her again when she was on the floor.

"I think this case highlights the risks police officers face everyday as this was a routine job this officer was attending. It also shows that the courts are willing to punish those that injure officers in the line of their duties, which is totally unacceptable. The police are here to protect the public, which was what this officer was trying to do in stopping someone suspected of drink driving and assault. She should be able to carry out her job of protecting the public and not expect to be attacked, thankfully the judge agreed and Smart has been sent to prison."

– DC Steve Shimmons
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