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Teenage boy sexually assaulted in Newbury public toilets

Police hunting for offender after 16-year-old touched inappropriately

Dan Cooper

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was sexually assaulted by an older man in a Newbury public toilet.

At around 12.40pm on Saturday, the victim, went into the public toilets in Pembroke Road behind WH Smith.

While in the toilets, the victim was touched inappropriately by a man.

The offender is white, aged between 50 and 60 years old, slim build, with short grey hair and stubble. He was wearing a blue fleece jacket and grey suit trousers.

Investigating officer, Det Con Angela Parsons from Local CID at Newbury police station, said: “The victim is being supported by specially trained officers and we are conducting a full and thorough investigation.

"There are officers in the area today making enquiries, and I would encourage anyone with any concerns, or anyone who has any information about the incident, to speak to them.

“I would appeal to the public to help our investigation. If you have any information about the offence or recognise the description of the offender then please contact police immediately.”

If you have any information about the incident, call police on 101.

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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  • Gazzo

    15/03/2016 - 13:01

    How very very sorry I feel for this young lad I hope he is feeling ok soon.. I have never liked these toilets and the only time I used them I made my husband stand outside talking to me. They are dark poky and very often dirty many of the reasons I do not use them. Why not close these and leave the ones on the wharf as they are "personned" and good.

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  • NewburyDenizen

    15/03/2016 - 10:10

    This is a well known "cruising" spot for local gays, though not many visit it as it's only frequented by the older lads. Not an excuse obviously, and a shame the guy in question didn't follow established protocol to see if the younger lad was interested.

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    • Someone09911

      15/03/2016 - 18:06

      He was a pedo mate and he is also probs married so answer the question dumb person

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  • lucym

    14/03/2016 - 23:11

    I hope he gets found as my brother an family wants justice for what's happened

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  • Someone09911

    14/03/2016 - 12:12

    Let's find this pervert this was my brother

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    • Someone09911

      14/03/2016 - 12:12

      Everyone help find this pervert, he assaulted me bother

      Reply

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