A Thames Valley Police spokesman said that Craig Leighton, aged 26, from Coombe Road, Reading, was charged with one count of section 18 wounding with intent and appeared before Reading Magistrates' Court on Monday morning.
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Friday afternoon's forecast for the east of the region
Friday afternoon's forecast for the west of the region