Teenager sexually assaulted in Wokingham street

A teenager was sexually assaulted in broad daylight as she attempted to cross a road.

Now, Police officers are appealing for information in connection with a sexual assault of a girl in Wokingham.

The victim, a 17-year-old girl, was walking in Easthampstead Road when she crossed the road at the junction of Denton Road at about 4pm on Wednesday, June 5.

Two men then grabbed the victim and dragged her into Denton Road, where she was sexually assaulted.

During the sexual assault, a woman drove a vehicle past the location and shouted at the offenders to let the victim go. The offenders then fled the scene in the direction of Sturges Road.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Paul Bentley of Local CID, said: “This is a serious offence and we need the public’s help to find the perpetrators.

“Firstly, I want to appeal to anyone who knows the offenders or recognises their descriptions.

“The victim tried to fight off the offenders during the sexual assault, so it is possible that the offenders may have sustained scratches to their hands.

“The first offender may have followed the victim from Reading Road through the town centre. He is a black man, in his forties, about 5ft 8ins tall, of medium build, with short black hair. He was wearing a black tracksuit top, black tracksuit bottoms and black footwear.

“The second offender is a black man, in his forties, about 5ft 9ins tall, of muscular build, with a black and grey beard. He was wearing a black tracksuit top, black tracksuit bottoms, black footwear, and a black hat.

“I also need to speak to the Good Samaritan who drove a red vehicle passed the scene and shouted at the offenders, causing them to flee the scene.

“Finally, during the sexual assault, the victim shouted for help and tried to fight off the offenders. If anyone saw or heard anything near Denton Road at about 4pm on Wednesday please contact the police as soon as possible.

“The easiest way to get in touch is via our website at https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or by calling 101, quoting investigation reference number 43190169565.

“Thames Valley Police will be carrying out reassurance patrols, so if you have any questions or concerns please speak to an officer.”

Phil Creighton

Editor of The Wokingham Paper, and has worked in local journalism for more than 20 years including the Wokingham Times, Bracknell Standard and Reading Evening Post. He's also written for computer magazines, The Baptist Times and, to his delight and probably not yours, interviewed several Doctor Whos.

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