Amended-Update – Investigation into two rapes - Newbury

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A man has been released on bail in connection with two rapes that detectives believe are linked in Newbury.

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

The man has been released on police bail until Monday (5/3) pending further enquiries by detectives.

During the first offence 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 an unknown 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.

Note to Editors

Amended to update bail date to Monday (5/3). 

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