Man, 51, fighting for life after being attacked at BP petrol station

A MAN is fighting for life with a serious head injury after an assault near a BP petrol station.

The victim, 51, was set upon last night and remains in a critical condition, cops said.

Officers rushed to the scene in Reading, Berks, at around 7.40pm after reports of an attack.

Paramedics took the man to the Royal Berkshire Hospital with life threatening injuries.

Cops remain at the scene today, with a cordon closing off access to surrounding shops.

Local residents say they are shocked by the attack, adding this kind of assault is uncommon.

When asked cops refused to rule out that the victim was hurt during an episode of road rage.

No arrests have been made as detectives appealed for any witnesses to come forward.

Det Sgt Alex Boyce said: "I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this assault last night to make contact with Thames Valley Police.

“This investigation is in its early stages, and our scene-watch will be in place for a considerable period of time while this continues.

“I would like to reassure the local community, however, we believe this to be an isolated incident and there is no wider threat to the local community.”

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