Woman hit several times on head by male attacker

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image captionThe attack happened in Rhine Close, Caversham, on Wednesday

A woman suffered serious head injuries after a man she knew attacked her with a "bladed object", police said.

The 50-year-old victim was hit several times on the head before she fled the attacker outside a home in Caversham, Berkshire, at 16:30 GMT on Wednesday.

Thames Valley Police said she remains in hospital in a stable condition and they are treating the case as attempted murder.

No arrests have been made at this stage.

Officers said the attacker is a a white man aged in his 20s, with short brown hair.

Det Insp Dave Turton said the force believed the attack was an "isolated incident", but there was a "good chance that a number of people witnessed it".

"People in the area might see an increased police presence while our investigation takes place," he added.

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