Berkshire incidents that Thames Valley Police want help with

A MOTORWAY collision that left one dead, an alleged attempted murder and an assault at a nightclub.

These are some of the Berkshire incidents that occurred this week police say they need your help with.

Below is a summary of each incident with the corresponding police crime reference number.

Moped theft in Slough

Three teenagers robbed a motorcyclist of his black Vespa moped in an early morning robbery at the start of this week.

The incident occurred at 3am on Sunday, January 23, on Bridge Close in Slough when three men stole the Vespa from a driveway having broken the steering lock.

They were then spotted driving the stolen moped near the same location at 7.35am.

 

Bridge Close via Google

Bridge Close via Google

 

The owner, a teenage boy, followed them but the offenders fled towards the M4 off Mercian Way Park.

Police are appealing for information about the thieves, who they say are all teenage boys.

Investigating officer PC Ashley Jones, based at Slough police station, said: “I would like to appeal to anybody who may live in the area and have information, dash cam or doorbell footage to please get in touch.

“You can contact us either making a report online or by calling 101 quoting reference number 43220032849.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Exposure in Newbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after a man exposed himself in Newbury yesterday on January 23.

At around 9.15am, the man exposed himself to people through the window of Costa Coffee on the canal tow path from Northbrook Street towards Victoria Park.

PC Emma Eyley said: “CCTV shows people walking from where the offence took place onto Northbrook Street who may have seen the man and his behaviour that could assist with the investigation.

“To get in touch, call 101 or make a report online, quoting reference 43220032906.

“Alternatively, call the independent charity, Crimestoppers, on 0800 111 555 or visit its website.”

Attempted murder in Reading

Thames Valley Police has released images of two men they would like to speak to in connection with an attempted murder investigation in Reading.

At around 10.30am on Friday 17 December, the victim, a woman in her thirties, was assaulted by two men in a property in Foxhays Road, Whitley.

The victim sustained stab wounds to her face and neck and also had an unknown substance thrown over her.

She was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.

 

The two men officers want to talk to. Image via TVP

The two men officers want to talk to. Image via TVP

 

A 33-year-old man from High Wycombe has been arrested in connection with this incident and released on police bail.

Detective Constable Emily Pallett, based at Reading police station, said: “As a result of our enquiries, we believe the two men in these images may have important information that could help the investigation.

“If you recognise these men, or if one of them is you, please get in touch with us by calling 101 and you can also report information on our website, quoting reference 43210568398.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”

Crash at Coppid Beech Roundabout

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to a crash involving four cars on the A329(M) near Wokingham.

A grey Ford Focus, a Nissan Qashqai, a Polestar 2 and a red Volkswagen Polo were involved in a collision on a slip road at the Coppid Beech roundabout at around 1.20pm on Saturday, January 22.

Two children, aged seven and ten, a woman in her forties, a woman in her twenties and a man and a woman in their seventies suffered minor injuries.

All were either checked at the scene or taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital as a precaution and released later that day.

 

Images via Thames Valley Police

Images via Thames Valley Police

 

PC Martin Danks said: “I want to reach out to the public for any possible dash-cam footage people may have of this collision but to also thank those that stopped to assist before the emergency services arrived.

“The collision caused two of the vehicles to catch fire and I understand a good number of people stopped and assisted in getting those involved, some of whom were injured, out of the burning vehicles.

“Unfortunately, many who had done the good deed left before leaving their details, likely because they did not see the collision itself and thought their bit was done.

 

Images via Thames Valley Police

Images via Thames Valley Police

 

“I would like to praise those that took the time to stop and help but please get in touch with us if you haven’t already.

“Anyone with information should call 101 or make a report online, quoting reference number 43220031808.”

Fatal crash on M4, near Langley

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses and dash-cam footage following a fatal crash on the M4 at Langley on January 27.

At approximately 4.15am, a woman was seen walking on the carriageway of the M4 between junctions 5 and 4B eastbound towards London, when she was in collision with a heavy goods vehicle.

The driver of the lorry was not injured in the incident.

 

Police spotted at the scene

Police spotted at the scene

 

The M4 eastbound was closed for several hours for investigation work and no arrests were made.

Senior Investigating Officer Sergeant Matt Cadmore said: “I am appealing to anybody who was driving on the M4 at around the time of the collision to please check their dash-cam footage and contact Thames Valley Police if it has captured anything that can assist this investigation.

“I would also urge anybody who saw the female on the carriageway in the moments leading up to the collision, or who witnessed the incident, to please get in touch.

“You can do so by calling 101, or report online, quoting incident reference number 0200 of 27 January.”

The family of the woman killed have been located in Russia and informed, police confirmed.

Nightclub assault in Newbury

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses to an assault at a nightclub in Newbury.

A man was pushed by another man into a woman in Walkabout in Cheap Street at around 12.20am on Saturday, January 22.

The victim, aged in her fifties, was taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital for treatment for a fractured wrist – she has since been discharged.

 

Walkabout in Newbury

Walkabout in Newbury

 

PC Andrew Whitfield, based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident, or anybody with information, to please come forward.

“If anyone has any information please call 101 or make a report online using the reference number 43220031625.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”

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