Woman 'raped in caravan at Reading Festival'

Reading Festival begins today with 90,000 people expected to attend. The first campers arrived yesterday. Headliners include Blink 182. Arctic Monkeys and Queens of the Stone Age. As well as the main stages there will be three silent areas where festival goers can party into the night listening to music through earphones.

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Bail for pair arrested over alleged rape at festival

A 14-year-old boy and a 31-year-old man arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman at Reading Festival have been released on bail.

The 19-year-old victim reported being subjected to the sex attack in a caravan on Thursday night.

The pair have been freed on police bail until October 6 - a condition of that bail was staying away from the festival for the rest of the weekend.

Woman 'raped in Reading Festival caravan'

Thames Valley Police is investigating a report of rape that took place on the grounds of Reading Festival last night . At around 11.30pm, the victim, a 19-year-old woman met a man and a boy near an ice cream van opposite one of the mobile phone charging points in one of the campsites.

The victim reported that she had subsequently been raped in a caravan on the festival traders' site.

A 31-year-old man from London and a 14-year-old boy from Surrey have been arrested on suspicion of rape and are currently in police custody.


'Rape' reported at Reading Festival

Thames Valley Police has recorded 21 crimes so far at Reading Festival. Five drugs offences, one public order offence, one robbery of personal property and 13 thefts have been recorded since Wednesday. There has also been one report of one rape.

Of these 21 offences, six were as a result of proactive police activity and the rest were reported by members of the public.

There have been 20 arrests made so far. Of these, three were people arrested on suspicion of robbery, one arrested on suspicion of fraud, and others for drugs possession and supply offences and public order offences.

Two people have been arrested in connection with the rape offence.


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