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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.


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


CCTV Appeal following theft and assault

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police are issuing a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to following a theft and assault at a Southampton convenience store.

The suspect entered the Co-op on Shirley Road around 9pm, Thursday, May 14, selected several items from the shelves and tried to conceal them.

As he went to leave, he was confronted by a member of staff whom he assaulted before running off. He got away with £20 worth of cheeses.

The shop worker, a 20-year-old man, was uninjured.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with a theft Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

The suspect is described as white, aged in his late 30s, 5ft 10ins tall, toned average build, dark brown hair in a pony tail at the back, clean shaven. Police would like to hear from anyone who knows who he is, recognises him or saw anyone matching his description in the area at the time.

Witness appeal following assault

Police want to speak to these men in connection with an assault Credit: Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses to an assault that took place in Old Town, Swindon in the early hours of Friday 17th April 2015.

A 30 year old man was seriously assaulted leaving him with lacerations to his head that required 22 stitches. The victim was found by a member of the public in Chandler Close and reported being assaulted by a number of people whilst at a house party.

Police want to speak to these men in connection with an assault Credit: Wiltshire Police

The victim had been in The Sir Daniel Arms some hours before the assault occurred and had met two men in the pub.

The men were unknown to him and the victim recalls leaving the pub with them and ending the evening at a party where it is believed he was assaulted.

The men in the photo are not believed to be suspects in the assault however they may hold vital information and Police are appealing for them to come forward and assist in our enquiries.

Man charged following assaults

Police have charged a man in connection with two assaults in Ashford.

The first incident is reported to have taken place in Southenay Lane, Sellindge, at about 11.45am on Monday 11th May 2015.

The second is reported to have occurred in Brook Street, Woodchurch, shortly after 10.30am on Wednesday 13th May 2015.

On both occasions the victims reported being assaulted by a man with a knife, who ran away empty-handed.

Police are also linking the offences with a third incident in Beckley, East Sussex, at about 11.10am on Wednesday 13th May 2015. Again the victim reported being assaulted by a man with a knife, who ran away empty-handed.

James Knight, 28, of The Street, Wittersham, has been charged with three counts of assault with intent to commit robbery, and three counts of possessing a knife in a public place. He appeared at Medway Magistrates’ Court on Friday 15th May 2015.

Man wanted over assault

Adam Baczynski is wanted on suspicion of assault Credit: Dorset Police

Officers investigating an assault in Poole are searching for a 37-year-old man who is believed to be responsible – with a picture of the suspect being released.

Adam Baczynski is wanted on suspicion of assault. The incident took place on Tuesday 28 April 2015 at around 1pm at an address in the Melbury Avenue area.

The victim, a local woman in her 30s, sustained injuries to her head, face and legs. The offender was known to the victim.

Baczynski, originally from Poland, is described as tall and of big build.

“We are releasing this photo in hope that someone will know, or may have seen, where Mr Baczynski is. We believe that he is still in the county, possibly in the Poole and Bournemouth area. While we are not encouraging people to approach Mr Baczynski, we want to reassure them that we have no reason to believe that he’s a threat to the general public. I would encourage anyone who has any information regarding his whereabouts to contact Dorset Police in confidence. I am also appealing directly to Mr Baczynski to make contact with us immediately.”

– Police Constable Craig Tiernan of Poole police
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