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Witnesses sought after woman is sexually assaulted at Reading train station

Reading Station

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 21-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at Reading train station last week.

The woman was walking up the staircase leading from the underground car park to the concourse at around 7.50pm on Thursday (13), when she was approached by a man. The man pushed her up against the wall and covered her mouth with his hand before sexually assaulting her.

He is described as white, around 5ft 10ins tall and he was wearing a dark hooded top and a beanie hat.

Detective Inspector Jaci Thomas from BTP said: “Thankfully, the woman was not hurt but she has been left extremely distressed by this very frightening experience.

“No stone will be left unturned in our search for this man and we are currently trawling CCTV in the area and making local enquiries to try and identify a suspect.

“I would like to reassure people that incidents like this at Reading station are unusual and we are not aware of any similar assaults taking place in the vicinity recently.

“I would urge anyone who was at the station or used the car park between 7pm and 8pm last Thursday, and recalls seeing anyone acting suspiciously, to contact us.”

Anyone with info is asked to call BTP on 0800 405040 or text us on 61016 reference 571 13/10/16.

Alternatively details can be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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