Thursday, 23 October 2014

Police appeal for witnesses after East Reading rape #rdguk

UPDATE: the police are no longer investigating this:

From the police:

"Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following a report of a rape in Reading.

A 19-year old woman reported she was raped between 12am and 12.15am today (22/10) in the area of Whiteknights Road.

The victim was walking near the junction of Whiteknights Road and Upper Redlands Road close to a university campus entrance. A small group of men approached her and raped her in a small wooded area nearby. She then walked away from the area.

A scene watch is currently in place and officers are carrying out enquiries to try to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Det Insp Stuart Bosley, from Berkshire Force CID, said: “I am appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or who may have information which could assist the investigation to speak to police.

“If you saw anything please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101, quoting URN 30 22/10.

“Patrols are taking place in the area and officers will be in the area tonight. Anyone with any concerns can approach and speak to an officer.”

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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