THREE people have been arrested after a man suffered facial injuries in a brawl which erupted outside a kebab shop.

Police were called to Market Street in Newbury at around 7.20pm after a man in his 40s was assaulted on Sunday.

A large white van, with the rear doors open, then drove off with items of garden tools and other garden equipment falling from the van, leaving a trail of tools and garden cuttings along on Mill Lane and Hambridge Road towards Thatcham.

The victim suffered facial injuries in the assault and was treated at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, but he has since been discharged.

A 35-year-old man from Waltham Forest, London, has been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, drink driving and dangerous driving.

A 21-year-old man from Newbury and a 26-year-old man from Waltham Forest, London, have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

They all remain in police custody at this time.

Sergeant Elliot Male, based at Newbury police station, said: “This was a large disturbance and I am appealing to anybody who may have witnessed the incident to contact 101, quoting reference number 43180283752.

“I am also keen to hear from anybody that saw the van, with tools falling from the back, being driven, to make contact with police."