A MAN has been punched in the face by an attacker in his garden.

Thames Valley Police said at about 7am on Tuesday, March 30, the victim, a man in his thirties, heard someone in the garden of his property in College Piece, Mortimer, and went outside to tell the person to leave.

The police said the victim was then punched in the face, sustaining a cut onto his cheek.

He did not require hospital treatment.

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The offender then ran away into the adjacent woodland.

The force explained they are described as a white man, aged in his thirties, approximately 6ft tall, of skinny build with light brown/blonde coloured hair and a blonde/ginger cropped beard.

He was wearing a shiny black tracksuit, blue and grey Nike trainers and a white Adidas baseball cap.

Investigating officer, PC Robert Perry, based at Newbury police station, said: “I would appeal to anyone who may have information about this incident, or who recognises the description of the offender, to please come forward.

“Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210132941.

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“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via their website.”