A MAN who was punched in the head during a fight has been left with a fractured skull, facial fractures and a bleed to the brain.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) explained the victim, a man in his forties, was walking over the bridge on Wharf Road, Newbury, when he was spoken to by a man on a bike.

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There was a fight between the two men and the victim was punched in the head, causing him to fall into the railings and on to the floor.

The victim suffered a fractured skull, facial fractures and a bleed to the brain.

He has since been discharged from hospital.

Police said it happened at about 6.15pm on Sunday, September 13.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Tara Hamilton, based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident to please come forward.

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"I would also urge any motorists who have dash-cams and who were in the local area around the time that this happened to check footage in case it may have captured something that could assist with the investigation.

“If you have any information that you think is relevant, please contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or make a report online, quoting reference 43200287325.

“Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”