POLICE are investigating after a teenage girl was pushed into the River Kennet by a man in Newbury. 

Around 7pm and 8pm on Friday, January 26, a girl in her teens was pushed into the river along the River Kennet footpath between Newbury Town Centre and the footbridge that connects the Northcroft side of the river to Russell Road side of the river.

Thames Valley Police is now appealing for witnesses following the assault.

The man is described as of average build, over 5ft 8ins tall, and he was seen to be wearing a black beanie hat, black coat and dark-coloured trousers.

Investigating officer, PC Dan Parnell, based at Newbury police station, said: “I would like to appeal for anyone who may have witnessed, or who may have information, about the incident to come forwards.

“You can get in touch by either making a report online or by calling 101 quoting reference number 43240040739.

“Alternatively, for 100% anonymity, you can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”