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Man released on bail in rape investigation

A man has been released on bail in connection with two rapes that are being linked by detectives. The 42-year-old man from Newbury was arrested on Friday. He has been released on police bail until tomorrow, 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.

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