Two Reading cabbies could hold crucial information in connection with a sexual assault Police say

Updated: Feb 29

Thames Valley Police is making an appeal to speak to two taxi drivers who may have crucial information in connection with a sexual assault investigation in Reading.

The incident occurred at 4.35am on Wednesday 12 February at the bus stop on St Mary’s Butts, Reading, near to Burger King.

The victim, a woman in her twenties, was waiting for a bus when the offender sat down next to her.

After engaging in conversation with the victim, he then touched her inappropriately. The offender then spoke to two taxi drivers before walking off in the direction of KFC.

The offender is described as a black man, aged in his early 40s with a stocky build. He had a full beard around one inch in length.

He was wearing dark off-brown coloured jeans, an off-brown coloured jacket, and dark coloured trainers. He was also wearing a black beanie hat and dark black or brown gloves.

The victim did not suffer any injuries.

Investigating officer PC Graham Ammundsen, based at Reading police station, said: “I am releasing this appeal to speak to the two taxi drivers who I believe spoke with the offender after this incident.

“The suspect has had a verbal altercation with the two drivers, who were parked on St Mary’s Butts at the time of the incident.

“I believe they will both have important information that can assist this investigation, and I am urging them to please get in contact with police.

“You can do so by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference 43200049443, or by making a report online.

“I’d like to stress that these two drivers are not suspects, but may hold key information that can help in the identification of the offender.

“I am also urging anybody else who believes that they may have witnessed this incident to please get in touch.”

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