Woman, 20, assaulted in Shoppenhangers Road

Woman, 20, assaulted in Shoppenhangers Road

Daniel Darlington

A 20-year-old woman was assaulted after getting off a train at Maidenhead Station in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The victim had got off a train from Reading at about 12.30am and was walking in Shoppenhangers Road when a grabbed her from behind and tried to drag her into bushes near an alley opposite Larchfield Road.

She fought the man off and managed to escape.

Police attended and following a search of the local area, with the dog unit, a 48-year-old man was arrested.

Detective Chief Inspector Rebecca Mears said: "This was a nasty assault on a lone woman as she left Maidenhead train station and was walking along Shoppenhangers.

"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.

"We are trying to establish what happened so every piece of evidence is important. I would like to reassure the community that we are carrying out a full and thorough investigation into this incident.

"A 48-year-old man has been arrested and he is currently in custody being questioned."

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Peter Wall on 101, quoting reference URN 87 of 1/6/13.

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