POLICE are hunting a man on suspicion of assaulting a woman. 

Ritchie Buckthorpe, also known as Ricky or Richard, is suspected of assaulting a woman in her twenties in Tilehurst at 2am on Sunday May 13.

Buckthorpe, 29, of Conway Road, Calcot, is believed to frequently visit Ashampstead Road, Reading.

He is white, around 5ft 9in tall, and has blonde hair in a ponytail, blue eyes and short facial hair. Officers describe him as having a muscular build.

Detective Constable Rachel Belsher, based at Reading station, said: “Anyone who sees someone they believe to be Buckthorpe is  advised not to approach him, but please call 999.

“Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call us on 101.”