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Newbury man arrested after teenage boy sexually assaulted

A 55-year-old man is arrested in connection with incident in public toilets

Dan Cooper

Dan Cooper


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A 55-year-old man has been arrested following a sexual assault in Newbury.

At around 12.40pm on Saturday (12/3), the victim, a 16-year-old boy, went into the public toilets in Pembroke Road behind WH Smith.

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

A Newbury man was arrested yesterday, (Wednesday) on suspicion of sexual assault. He is currently in police custody.

The Force is still appealing to anyone with any information about the incident to call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101.

If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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.”

Contractors working in the area told the Newbury Weekly News they had seen someone acting suspiciously in the toilets days earlier and reported it to police.

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