A POLICE officer was assaulted in Reading yesterday after trying to help a man lying on the ground at a platform.

Staff were concerned for the man, who was 'behaving strangely'.

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British Transport Police Berkshire said the man "took exception to our offer of help committing public order offences and assaulting the officer.

"He is currently in custody awaiting interview."

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This happened yesterday at around midday.

BTP have been contacted for an update.