Berkshire

Soldier has jaw broken in attack in Reading

An off-duty soldier suffered a broken jaw when he was attacked in Reading.

The 20-year-old was kicked after being knocked unconscious outside Zorba's kebab shop in Station Road at about 03:00 BST on Saturday.

Police said minutes earlier the victim was with three men outside the Q Bar in Friar Street where a fight took place, involving about 10 other people.

The larger group is believed to have then approached the four men outside the kebab shop and attacked the victim.

Stable condition

Two of the injured man's friends suffered cuts and bruises when they tried to intervene in the attack.

All three were taken to Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The 20-year-old was later transferred to John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, for surgery. His condition is described as stable.

Police said there were seven main attackers described as white men aged between 20 and 30.

The first suspect is described as being 5ft 9in, of stocky build with short dark hair and was wearing a blue T-shirt and jeans. The second man was skinny with long floppy hair and wearing a red checked shirt or jacket.

The third man is about 5ft 8in, of stocky build with blond spiked hair.

The fourth was said to be about 5ft 8in, chubby with short dark hair brushed to the side. He was wearing a navy blue long-sleeved top with black checks and blue jeans.

The fifth offender is described as fat, 5ft 7in, with short dark hair. He was wearing a dark blue top with a motif on the front and dark trousers.

The sixth offender is described as wearing a black T-shirt and blue jeans and the seventh man is described as skinny with short dark hair.

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