Pensioner hospitalised after street assault in Shinfield lane

A PENSIONER was hospitalised after being attacked in a Shinfield street earlier this month.

Now, Thames Valley Police are appealing for witnesses in a bid to catch the attacker.

The incident took place in Church Lane, around 5pm on Thursday, October 4.

The 67-year-old was shouted at by the attacker before the assault.

The blow caused the victim to fall to the ground, suffering injuries to his hand and face.

He was treated in the Royal Berkshire Hospital but has since been discharged.

Police said that the offender is described as a white man, with a stocky build, short dark hair and a clean shaven face.

He was wearing a blue tracksuit top and trousers.

Investigating officer, DC Robert Simpson-Jones, of CID at Newbury police station, said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed this attack to please come forward.

“If you have any information about this incident, please call 101 quoting reference ‘43180303526’ or make a report online.”

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111

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Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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