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Appeal for information following two sexual assaults in Newbury

Alert message sent 06/02/2019 14:30:00

Information sent on behalf of Thames Valley Police

Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following two sexual assaults in Newbury that are believed to be linked.

The first incident took place around 2.30pm on Wednesday 23 January between Essex Street and Andover Road, opposite Tydehams.

The second incident took place around 2.40pm on Thursday 24 January between near the underpass on the A339 close to Queens Road.

In both incidents, the offender was riding a riding a BMX bicycle which had neon colours and approached the two victims from behind. The offender then touched the victims inappropriately over their clothing before cycling away.

After the second incident, the offender turned around and crossed the road onto Queens Road in front of an oncoming vehicle.  

The victims, both 17-year-old girls, were not injured during the incident.

The offender is described as being a white boy and aged in his early teens. He was wearing a face covering and carrying a grey Adidas rucksack with white writing and detailing.

Investigating officer, PC Shaun Bull from Newbury police station, said: “I am appealing for anyone in the area, who may have seen or heard anything unusual around the time of these incidents, to come forward.

“In particular I would like to speak to the driver of the vehicle who may have seen the offender as he crossed onto Queens Way.”

Anyone with information about these incidents, can report the details on the Thames Valley Police website quoting reference 43190028880. Alternatively, you can call the non-emergency telephone number, 101, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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