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Man punched in unprovoked in attack in city centre

Credit: PA

A 19 year-old man has been punched in an unprovoked attack in Reading.

At around 2.15am on Saturday a 19-year-old man was at the Purple Turtle public house on Gun Street, Reading with two other people.

As he was sitting outside, an unknown man ran up behind him and punched him in the eye.

The offender then ran off.

The victim sustained a significant injury to his right eye which required hospital treatment.

He has since been discharged.

This was an unprovoked assault on the victim, who sustained a significant eye injury and has been left shaken and distressed."

– Police Constable Richard Probert, Investigating Officer