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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'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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