Thames Valley Police is appealing for information after a number of incidents in Reading on Saturday morning, where two women were sexually assaulted and a man was seen acting suspiciously in the communal area of a block of flats.
The first incident happened when a 25-year-old woman was walking along Oxford Road at around 5.30am. As she walked along the road, she was approached by an unknown man who started talking with her.
The man then became aggressive and pulled the woman into a nearby alleyway, opposite the
McDonald’s fast food restaurant, and sexually assaulted her.
The woman was able to fight the man away and he has fled the scene in the direction of Portman Road. The woman’s handbag was also stolen in the incident.
Then at 6.24am Thames Valley Police were called by a 22-year-old woman who lived in flats in the Oxford Road area of Reading, who reported that a man had been buzzing on her intercom. When she went outside to challenge who was doing it, she was confronted by a man who made threats towards her.
Then at around 6.55am a 27-year-old woman was cycling along Swansea Road, when a man approached her on a bike and started following her and attempted to talk to her and get her to stop.
The woman continued cycling along the road, when she was grabbed on the shoulder by the man, who kicked out at her causing her to collide with a parked car and for him to fall off his bike.
The man began shouting at the woman and she got back on her back and cycled to the main road where she met with friends.
The man was seen cycling past them and went the wrong way around the roundabout at the Crown Plaza Hotel.
The man in both incidents is described as Asian, 5ft 10ins, and in his mid twenties.
A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape in connection with the incident in Oxford Road and is currently in police custody at this time.