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Brutal attack and sexual assault in Reading town centre

A man has suffered a serious sexual assault and another has been attacked in Reading town centre.

The victims, aged 25 and 26, were outside the Metro Bank in Broad Street in the early hours of the morning when the ordeal began.

Police say they are now reviewing CCTV footage. Their priority is the victims' welfare, as Sam Holder reports.

Man punched in unprovoked in attack in city centre

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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

Unprovoked attack leaves student in hospital

Police are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked attack which left a student in hospital for three days.

Omar Meho was punched in the face outside a nightclub on Brighton seafront. The 20 year old had to have surgery to repair his shattered jaw.

Malcolm Shaw reports.

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Unprovoked attack leaves student needing surgery

Police are appealing for witnesses to an unprovoked attack which left a student in hospital for three days.

Omar Meho was punched in the face outside a nightclub on Brighton seafront.

The 20 year old had to have surgery to repair his shattered jaw, as Malcolm Shaw reports.

Efit released over ambulance worker attack

Police investigating the assault have released this efit Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

An ambulance technician has been attacked in Hampshire.

Police have issued an efit of one of two men they want to talk to about the assault in an alleyway off Challenger Way in Dibden Purlieu.

The victim was cut with a sharp object on his face and arm.

CCTV released after baseball bat attack

CCTV pictures have been released of two men who might have vital information about a vicious attack with a baseball bat in Reading.

A 25 year old man suffered concussion after the assault on January 31st between Vastern Road and Station Approach.

Anyone who knows the men is asked to contact the police in confidence.

Police want to speak to these two men in connection with an attack in Reading Credit: Thames Valley Police

“If you are the men in these images or know who they are please contact police immediately as we believe these men may have vital information about this assault.

“I would ask anyone with any information about this horrific unprovoked attack to think about the victim, search their conscience and then contact police either at your nearest police or by calling 101.

“I understand that some people don’t want to speak directly to police, so alternatively 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 James Dunwell
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