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Market Place revellers could have info

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses or information from people who may have been in the Market Place in Newbury early on Sunday morning following a sexual assault in Thatcham.

At around 2am on Sunday 19 February a woman in her thirties got into a taxi with some other unknown passengers. The other passengers were dropped in the Broadway and the victim was then driven to a house on the outskirts of the town.

Once at the property in Thatcham, she went into the house to get some money to pay the driver.

The driver then followed the victim into the house and placed his hand up her skirt and into her underwear.

The victim shouted to get out and the driver then left the scene.

The taxi was believed to have six seats but there is currently no description available of the driver.

Specialist Investigator Tracy Cole said: “We would urge anyone who was in a taxi matching this description in the early hours of Sunday morning to please come forward, as they may be able to help us to identify the taxi company.

"We'd also like to speak to anyone who may have been standing outside of the Slug and Lettuce or Document House at around 2am on Sunday, who may also be able to help with the investigation.

"Any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, may assist us in bringing this offender to justice.

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