Reading: Police Investigate Rape Case

Police in Reading are investigating a serious sex attack on an 18-year-old woman.

It happened in Body Road between about 4am and 6am on Saturday 25 April and was reported to police on Tuesday (May 5).

The victim, an 18-year-old woman, walked with a man along a number of streets in the Oxford Road area of Reading and Police are anxious to speak to anyone who may have seen them.

They met on the Oxford Road then walked along Bedford Road, Eaton Place, Howard Street and into Body Road where the alleged offence took place. .

The offender is a man in his thirties, white, 5ft 6ins, stocky, bald with some grey hair and brown eyes.  He spoke with an English accent.

He was wearing a black jacket and dark blue jeans.

Investigating officer, Det Insp Stuart Bosley from Force CID Berkshire said:

“The incident occurred during the early hours of a Saturday morning so there may have been people on an evening out in the town that may have seen something. I would like anyone who has any information, no matter how small, to contact police via 101.

“I would also like to reassure the public that we are investigating this serious crime and will be reviewing all local CCTV, making house to house enquiries and extra police patrols will be in the area.”

“If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org."

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