UPDATE: Thames Valley Police has since updated that it is no longer appealing for information regarding the CCTV appeal. Although investigations into the attack are ongoing.

POLICE revealed CCTV images of a woman wanted in connection with a reported 'hate crime' in Reading.

The CCTV appeal was made earlier today, October 7, following an attack on a 69-year-old woman in Kinglsey Close, Reading, on September 8.

The victim was walking along the road when she heard an argument.

A woman, of which the victim did not know, then knocked the victim to the ground, sitting on her and pinning her arms down.

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The victim successfully managed to get up and walk away, but was followed into her home by the attacker, who entered and refused to leave until the victim was able to call for police.

The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of this, but did not require hospital treatment.

Investigating officer PC Jo Snijder, based at Reading police station, said: “We are releasing a CCTV image as part of our ongoing investigation in to this incident.

"The victim was then followed in to her property, a place she should expect to feel safe.

"We would like to speak to anyone who recognises the woman shown in the image, as she may have information which could assist officers.

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"Due to comments made to the victim during the incident about gender identity, we are treating it as a hate crime and offences of this nature will not be tolerated."

A spokesman for Thames Valley Police said: "If you have any information about the incident or recognise the person in the CCTV image please call the 24-hour non-emergency number 101 quoting the reference 43200280941.

"If you do not wish to speak to police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100 per cent anonymously on 0800 555 111."