Reading: Pair Bailed After Festival Rape Claim

Police investigating claims a woman was raped at the Reading Festival site have bailed two people including a boy from Surrey.

The 14-year-old was arrested along with a 31-year-old man from London on suspicion of rape after a 19-year-old reported being attacked in a caravan on the festival traders site on Thursday night.

The pair have been freed on police bail until October 6th.

Chief Inspector Dave Parker said: “We take all allegations of this nature very seriously and we are conducting a full investigation. A man and a boy were arrested very soon after the report was made, thanks to the quick response of on-site security and Thames Valley Police officers.

“There is currently a scene watch in place and I would like to reassure those attending the festival that crime levels remain low and crimes of this nature are very rare.

“Officers are patrolling the site to support  on-site security and if anyone has any concerns, please feel free to approach our officers to discuss these.

“Throughout the festival we are updating our Reading Festival Twitter and Instagram feeds with safety messages and  security information from the festival, and we suggest that anyone who wishes to enjoy the festival safely follow these.”

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