AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after five people were assaulted or touched inappropriately at a pub.

The assaults took place around 10.30pm on Sunday, October 28 at the Trooper Potts public house on Basingstoke Road.

It is believed that the man responsible was drinking in a group with two other men and three women who were accompanied by a young child.

Two women, aged 55 and 22, were touched inappropriately over their clothing.

Another victim, a 22-year-old woman, was assaulted, received medical treatment and was discharged at the scene.

A 23-year-old man was punched unconscious and was treated at the scene by emergency services, before being taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital and later discharged.

Paramedics also treated a 20-year-old woman, who sustained serious facial injuries after being assaulted.

She was also punched unconscious and received medical treatment before being taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, although she has since been discharged.

Following these assaults, the offender and the group they were with, left the scene.

They drove away in two vehicles, which are described as being white commercial pickup trucks with black writing along the side.

Police constable Mark Ferrey, based at Reading police station, said: “We are keen to speak to the man in this CCTV image, as he may have information which is vital to our investigation.

“The victims have all been left very shaken after these assaults.

“Anyone who recognises the man in this picture, or has information about this incident, should contact Thames Valley Police on 101 quoting reference 43180329455. You can also report information about this incident online at

“If you do not want to speak to police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”