14 year old arrested after rape at Reading Festival

A 14 year old boy has been arrested after the rape of a 19 year old girl at Reading Festival on Thursday.

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Two people bailed after rape reported at festival

Thames Valley Police is continuing to investigate a report of rape that took place on the grounds of Reading Festival.

A 31-year-old man from London and a 14-year-old boy from Surrey who were arrested in connection with the incident, have been bailed until 6th October with the condition not to return to the Reading Festival site for the rest of the weekend.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the Thames Valley Police enquiry line on 101.

Officers patrolling festival site

"We take all allegations of this nature very seriously and we are conducting a full investigation. A man and a boy were arrested very soon after the report was made, thanks to the quick response of on-site security and Thames Valley Police officers.

There is currently a scene watch in place and I would like to reassure those attending the festival that crime levels remain low and crimes of this nature are very rare.

Officers are patrolling the site to support on-site security and if anyone has any concerns, please feel free to approach our officers to discuss these.

Throughout the festival we are updating our Reading Festival Twitter and Instagram feeds with safety messages and security information from the festival, and we suggest that anyone who wishes to enjoy the festival safely follow these."

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call the Thames Valley Police enquiry line on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.

– Chief Inspector Dave Parker. Thames Valley Police


Sex attack in caravan on site

Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, have been arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman at Reading Festival.

The victim - who is 19 - reported being subjected to the sex attack in a caravan on the festival traders' site last night.

She had earlier met a man and a boy near an ice cream van opposite a mobile phone charging point in one of the campsites.

A boy of 14, from Surrey, and a 31-year-old man from London were being held in police custody on suspicion of rape, Thames Valley Police said.

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