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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

– Chief Inspector Dave Parker. Thames Valley Police


12 year old dies in river

A 12-year-old boy has died after jumping into a river.

Police were called to reports that a boy had got into trouble in the Jubilee River in Wood Lane, Cippenham in Slough, at about 8pm yesterday. A full search was launched, but his body was discovered just after midnight, Thames Valley Police said.

Detective Sergeant Lucy Deane said:

"Our thoughts go out to the family of this young boy, who has become the victim of what appears to be a tragic accident. The incident is being thoroughly investigated, but we do not believe there to be any suspicious circumstances at this time.

"I also would like to emphasise that although it might be tempting to jump in the river when the weather is warm, there are often hidden dangers under the water and so we would advise against doing so."

Appeal on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police has released an image of a man wanted after absconding from a Buckinghamshire prison.

Dean Cambage. Credit: Met Police

Dean Cambage, aged 31, is wanted after absconding from HMP Springhill in Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire, at about 8.30am on 7 April 2013.Cambage is white, 5ft 11ins, of medium build with short brown hair. Thames Valley Police believe that Cambage could be in the Dorset area or London.

There are no reasons to suspect at this time that he is a risk to himself or the public, but anyone who sees Cambage, or knows where he is should contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.


Police question man over murder in Bracknell

Police are continuing to question a 28 year-old man after a woman's body was found in an underpass in Bracknell.

A witness said the 43 year-old victim was lying in a pool of blood with a glass bottle next to her.

Thames Valley Police have urged any potential witnesses who were near the scene in Bay Drive in the early hours of yesterday morning to get in touch with them.

Man questioned over body found in underpass

A 28-year-old man is being questioned by police after a murdered woman's body was found in a pool of blood in an underpass in Bracknell.

The 43-year-old local woman was discovered by a member of the public early yesterday morning and confirmed dead by paramedics at the scene in Bay Drive, in the Bullbrook area of Bracknell.

Thames Valley Police say the man in custody is also from the town.