A nasty assault during which a man had beer poured over his head is being investigated by police.

On Friday, June 26 the victim in his 30s was on a bench in The Promenade, Barry Avenue at 11pm when he became involved with a group of people.

One of the men pushed the victim up against a wall and held his hand around his throat. Members of the group also poured beer over the victim who was not injured during the incident.

The offender is described as a white man, around 6ft tall, and between 18 and 23 years old. He was wearing a black t-shirt and grey jeans, had a stocky build, and had no facial hair.

The other members of the group are described as five men and two women aged in their early twenties.

Investigating officer PC Megan Andrews, based at Maidenhead police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who has any information about this incident to come forward.

“You can contact us using our online reporting form, quoting reference number 43200192594. If you cannot report online, call the non-emergency number 101.

“Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111.”