Two bailed in festival rape probe

Thames Valley Police have bailed two people arrested over an alleged rape at the Reading Festival

Thames Valley Police have bailed two people arrested over an alleged rape at the Reading Festival

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Two people, including a 14-year-old boy, who were arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman at the Reading Festival have been bailed.

The 19-year-old victim reported being subjected to the sex attack in a caravan on the festival traders' site on Thursday night.

She had earlier met a man and a boy near an ice cream van opposite a mobile phone charging point on one of the campsites.

A boy of 14 from Surrey and a 31-year-old man from London were detained and freed on police bail until October 6, as inquiries continued.

Thames Valley Police said a condition of their bail included them staying away from the festival for the rest of the weekend.

The arrests emerged as festival-goers started pouring in to the event in Berkshire to see acts this weekend including Arctic Monkeys, Blink-182 and Paramore.

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