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Christchurch Bridge attack: 24-year-old man arrested

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Image caption Thames Valley Police said the attacker only stopped when someone walking on the bridge intervened

A man has been arrested after an attack on a bridge in which the victim was repeatedly kicked in the head.

A 33-year-old man was assaulted on Christchurch Bridge in Reading at about 21:00 BST on Saturday.

Thames Valley Police said the attacker only stopped when someone walking on the bridge intervened.

Officers arrested a 24-year-old local man on suspicion of assault, who has been released while inquiries continue.

The victim remains in hospital in a stable condition.

Det Con Amy Hickman-Holden said: "We are continuing to investigate the circumstances of this serious assault.

"We believe the victim was helped by several members of the public while he was on the ground, unconscious, and other members were subjected to verbal abuse from the offender.

"I would like to speak to anyone who has not already spoken to police who may have information about what happened."

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