A WOMAN has suffered a fractured skull after falling from a moving car during a suspected kidnapping in West Berkshire.

Detectives are investigating a kidnapping in Hambridge Road, Newbury after receiving a report of a woman falling from a grey Volkswagen Polo.

The victim, a woman in her 20s, was rushed to hospital with a broken arm and fractured skull.

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Police found the woman in her 20s on Hambridge Road at 11.15pm last night (June 22).

A 38-year-old man from Bexleyheath, Kent, has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and wounding/inflicting grievous bodily harm without intent. He remains in police custody.

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Detective Constable Pete Brooks, based at Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing to anybody who witnessed this incident to please get in touch with us.  Also, if you have any CCTV footage in the area or any dash-cam footage if you were in the area around the time, I’d also ask that you check any recordings in case it has captured something that could assist our investigation.

“To contact us, call 101 or make a report on our website, quoting reference number 43220274570.

“Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously to the independent charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.”