Kidnap suspect released on bail as police continue witness appeal

Kidnap suspect released on bail as police continue witness appeal

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Kidnap suspect released on bail as police continue witness appeal

A suspect has appeared in court accused of trying to kidnap a woman as she walked away from Maidenhead station in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It is claimed Martin Cain, of Stompits Road, Holyport, grabbed the woman from behind in Shoppenhangers Road at about 12.30am and tried to drag her into bushes near an alley opposite Larchfield Road.

Cain appeared at Slough Magistrates' Court on Monday charged with one count of attempting to kidnap or falsely imprison a person with intent to commit a sexual offence.

The 48-year-old was granted conditional bail and will appear at Reading Crown Court on September 23.

Police have appealed for witnesses.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Mears said: "I would like to speak to anyone who was on the 12.21am train from Reading to Maidenhead, as well as anyone who was at Maidenhead train station around the time of the incident, or who was in the Shoppenhangers area between 12.30am and 1.30am.

"Every piece of evidence is important."

Call Detective Sergeant Peter Wall on 101.

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