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Man stabbed in his Wokingham home – it was attempted murder say police


A MAN was stabbed in the arm during a late-night attack on a home in Wokingham – and police are treating the case as attempted murder. 

The incident took place in Shefford Crescent around 1.30am on Sunday, November 10 (Saturday night into Sunday morning).

Thames Valley Police said that a man in his 50s challenged two burglars who had broken into the home. 

The offenders assaulted him and police said that during the incident the victim sustained a serious injury to his arm consistent with being stabbed, and was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Both of the offenders were men. One was dressed in a blue puffer style jacket with a fur hood, and the other in a grey sweater top.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Marc Skinner of Reading police station said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident during which this victim received a serious injury to his arm, which is consistent with being stabbed.

“He was taken to hospital where he is currently in a serious but stable condition.

“I am now appealing to any witnesses in the area who believe they may have seen or heard something in relation to this incident to come forward.

“If anyone believes they may have seen either of the two offenders described, or was in or near Shefford Crescent at the time and saw or heard something, please get in touch with police.

“I would also appeal to any motorists who were travelling in the area before, during or after the time of this incident to check any dash-cam footage, to see if it has captured anything significant that could be of assistance.

“Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 43190350786 or make a report online.

“You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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