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Appeal for witnesses following rape in Reading

Alert message sent 10/07/2018 10:42:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following the rape of a woman in Reading.

Between 3.30am and 4am on Sunday (8/7), the victim was approached and spoken to by two men.

The two men then dragged the victim down an alleyway through a wooden gate and then raped her.

The offenders then ran back up the alleyway along Valentia Road towards the junction with Curzon Street.

The victim sustained an arm injury during the incident.

The first offender is described as a light-skinned black man, aged in his late teens.

The second offender is described as a black man with an Afro hairstyle. He was wearing a black shirt and dark jeans.

Senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Matt Stone, of Force CID at Reading police station, said: “I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this attack to contact police.

“Likewise, if you recognise the men described, please contact us.

“This was a serious incident, but I would like to reassure the public that we are carrying out a thorough investigation.

“You may notice an increased police presence in the coming days while we investigate this.”

Anyone with any information about the incident should contact the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101, quoting reference number 43180206736.

If you would like to contact us anonymously, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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Liz Herbert (Police, NHW & Community Messaging Co-ordinator, Reading LPA)

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