Wokingham Today

Youths wanted after stabbing in Chalfont Park

- By JOHN WAKEFIELD news@wokinghamp­aper.co.uk

A GANG of teenagers stabbed a man in the back and leg after he refused to hand over his mobile phone while leaving a Lower Earley park.

Now, police have released images of two youngsters they want to speak to about the incident, which took place around 7pm on Tuesday, March 27.

The victim, an 18-year-old man, was approached by a gang of up to 10 youths as he tried to leave Chalfont Park, off Chalfont Way and close to the Asda supermarke­t.

Thames Valley Police said that he was surrounded by the gang, who told him to give them a supply of tobacco and his mobile.

He refused and was then attacked. The stab wounds in his back and legs are consistent with the size of a small screwdrive­r.

Police said that the victim then received treatment at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and has since been discharged.

And his car, a silver Kia, was also extensivel­y damaged – it had been parked in the main car park of Chalfont Way.

Investigat­ing officer Detective Constable, Paul Bentley, of Loddon Valley Police Station said: “We would like to speak to the two youths pictured, as we believe they may have important informatio­n regarding this incident.

“I would also like to appeal to anyone that might have seen a large group in the area prior to and after the incident to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 4318009346­6.

“Anyone with phone or dash-cam footage of the incident should get in touch.”

A 16-year-old boy from Reading has been arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage and released under investigat­ion.

 ??  ?? A CCTV image of two youths police want to speak to after a man was stabbed in Chalfont Park late last month
A CCTV image of two youths police want to speak to after a man was stabbed in Chalfont Park late last month

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