Second man arrested in rape investigation
Thames Valley Police has arrested a man on suspicion of rape in Newbury. A 42-year-old man from Newbury was arrested yesterday (2/3) in connection with an investigation following the report of two incidents of rape. In the first incident 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 a 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. Detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the incidents.
The second arrested man remains in police custody. A 40-year-old man from Newbury arrested on Monday (26/2) on suspicion of rape in connection with both incidents was released under investigation.