A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a reported machete attack in Bracknell. Police said the victim suffered a wound to his face in the incident.
The alleged attack happened at a bus shelter outside Radius Court on London Road on the afternoon of Wednesday, August 9. A 42-year-old man from Bracknell, who was arrested on suspicion of section 18 GBH on Thursday (August 10), has been released on bail.
A 19-year-old man from Bracknell was arrested on Monday (August 14) on suspicion of section 18 GBH with intent and attempted murder. He remains in police custody.
The victim, a man aged in his thirties, remains in hospital. Police said he has non-life-threatening injuries.
Detective Inspector Stuart Streeter said: “We have now made a second arrest in relation to this investigation. I would like to reassure the community that we believe offenders and victim were known to each other and as such, this was an isolated incident.
“I would again, however, urge anybody who witnessed the incident, may have dash-cam or other footage of the incident, or has any information that may assist the investigation to contact Thames Valley Police, either online via our dedicated portal for this investigation or by calling us on 101, quoting reference 43230354630.
“Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”