A violent robbery at a travelling fair has led to police appealing for witnesses to the attack. 

At around 7pm on Friday, May 14, the victim, a man in his twenties, was stood next to a ride at the funfair at The Moor, Blackamore Lane, Maidenhead, and holding a handbag for a family member.

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He was then approached by two men, one of which hit him over the head with a glass bottle and the other man hit him on the head with a black metal rod, stealing the handbag as well as his gilet jacket.

The handbag was black leather with gold studs on the front, and the gilet was a navy-coloured Moncler brand. 

The victim sustained cuts and bruising to his head and face but did not require hospital treatment. 

Royal Borough Observer:

a 19-year old man and a 20-year-old an, both from Maidenhead, have been arrested on suspicion of robbery and are currently in custody. 

Case investigator Harriet Driver, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident to please come forward.

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“I also believe that some of this incident may have been captured on mobile phones, therefore I would ask anyone who has information relating to this to get in touch.

“Anyone with information can contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101 or making a report online, quoting reference 43210208405.

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