Man arrested in connection with incident of rape – Newbury

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West Berkshire

Thames Valley Police has arrested a man in connection with a rape investigation in Newbury.

It follows an incident at around 4.30am on Saturday (24/2), in which a 29-year-old woman was raped at an address close to Newbury Town Centre.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Jonathan Groenen, of Force CID based in Newbury, said: “We are investigating the rape of a woman in the early hours of Saturday morning. A man has been arrested and we are continuing to make enquiries.

“We would ask anyone with information that could assist us to please call Thames Valley Police on 101. Members of the public may see an increased police presence in the area while we investigate.

“Anyone with concerns should speak to one of our neighbourhood officers or call 101.”

Notes to editors

A 40-year-old man from Newbury was arrested yesterday (25/2) and is currently in police custody.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43180059106', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.

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