Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Man of Asian (English for Muslim) appearance whips girls about head with his belt
TWO teenage girls were whipped about the head with a belt wielded by a scar-faced man in Mill Meadows, Henley.
The girls, aged 14 and 15, were with a group of friends on the evening of Sunday, April 15, when they were approached by a group of men.
A row broke out and one of the men attacked the girls with the belt. The teenagers were treated for their injuries at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
Police are appealing for witnesses and have produced an E-fit image of the attacker.
Investigating officer Pc David Hawksworth said: “This was a nasty assault on two young girls, who were left in a very distressed state. We believe there were 100 to 150 people in the park area at the time and we are appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault, or who recognises the man, to come forward.”
The attacker was of Asian (English for Muslim) appearance, in his mid- twenties, about 5ft 10in and slim. He was wearing a checked top and dark jeans and had a gold chain around his neck. He had a 1cm scar below his bottom lip.