09:45AM, Thursday 08 September 2016
A dog walker who may have vital information about a rape in Braywick Park has made contact with Thames Valley Police.
Last week, the force made a public appeal to find the potential witness after a 28-year-old woman was raped in broad daylight on Thursday, September 1.
The victim was walking in the park when she talked to a man who then attacked her.
A 24-year-old man from Maidenhead has been arrested on suspicion of rape and bailed until September 29.
An appeal was made on Friday to find the dog walker, who is believed to have been nearby when the incident took place.
The witness appeal prompted a huge public response and police announced today that the dog walker has been in touch.
Investigating officer, Det Con Ross Fleming of Force CID in Berkshire, said: “Our initial appeal was a success and I am pleased to say that the dog walker saw our appeal and came forward to speak to us.
“I would like to thank the 45,000 members of the public who saw our appeal on social media; hundreds of you shared the appeal and came forward with information which is very positive and helpful for the investigation.
“I want to encourage anyone else with information, no matter how insignificant you think it might be, to come forward. Perhaps you saw or heard something unusual in Braywick Park on Thursday, September 1, if you did please go to your nearest police station or call us 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."