A MAN has broken his jaw after being punched in the face in a town centre takeaway when three men started talking to his girlfriend.

Thames Valley Police said the attack happened at the Bay's Piri Piri takeaway in West Street on Sunday at about 3.40am.

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Earlier this week police put out a CCTV appeal of a man they wanted to speak to in connection with the incident, but are no longer appealing to speak with him.

Today they have called on witnesses to come forwards with information.

The force said the 23-year-old victim was punched after three men began talking to his girlfriend, and the victim himself spoke to the men.

The victim was punched in the face before security staff intervened and the victim and his girlfriend were taken outside.

Police said the three men followed the victim, who was punched again in the face.

He was rushed to hospital with a broken jaw, and has since been discharged.

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Investigating officer, Detective Constable Rachel Belsher, of Reading police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident, during which the victim sustained a broken jaw.

“If you have any information that could assist with my investigation, please contact Thames Valley Police and quote reference number 43190358942.

“Reports can be made by calling 101, or using our online service which can be accessed here.

“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”