Man critical after Reading street attack

A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being attacked in Berkshire.

Police said two groups of people had been involved in a fight in the early hours on St Mary's Butts, near St Mary's Church in Reading.

A 18-year-old woman was punched in the face and shortly afterwards the 22-year-old man was seriously assaulted.

He was taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and later transferred to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.

Thames Valley Police said his condition was described as critical.

The teenager was also taken to hospital with facial injuries.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

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