Man arrested in connection with rape investigation - Newbury

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Thames Valley Police has arrested a man on suspicion of rape in Newbury.

A 42-year-old man from Newbury was arrested yesterday (2/3) in connection with an investigation following the report of two incidents of rape.

In the first incident in the early hours of the 20 January, a woman in her twenties was raped after being picked up in a taxi or vehicle purporting to be a taxi.
In the second incident, in the early hours of Saturday 24 February, a 29-year-old woman was taken to a property by a taxi or vehicle purporting to be a taxi where she was raped.

Both victims are continuing to be offered the support of specially-trained officers.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incidents.


Notes to editors

The second arrested man remains in police custody.


A 40-year-old man from Newbury arrested on Monday (26/2) on suspicion of rape in connection with both incidents was released under investigation.


If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '782 1/3', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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