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Manhunt launched after man is raped in Maidenhead park

manhunt launched after man is raped in maidenhead park

Police appealing for information following the rape of a man in Maidenhead.

The force was called by a member of the public at 3.33am today (1/6), who had found a man in a distressed state in Grenfell Park.

The victim, a man in his twenties, informed the member of the public that he had been raped near the basketball court in the park.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Penny Mackenzie said: “This is an extremely serious offence and a thorough investigation is underway.

“We believe the victim was in Gordon’s bar in Queen Street, Maidenhead, last night or the early hours of this morning, where he met a man.

“The victim and the man then left the bar and walked through Grenfell Park.

“The victim was then raped by a man near the basketball court in the park.

“Following the offence, the offender may have stolen the victim’s phone.

“The man that the victim met in the bar may not be the offender, however we need to speak to him as he could have vital information that can aid our investigation. This man is white, about 5ft 8ins, with short brown hair, possibly in his early twenties. He was wearing a T-shirt and Nike trainers. He did not speak any English and may have been Romanian.

“If anyone has any information or concerns please speak to an officer at the scenewatch in the park, call 101 or visit our website https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ quoting reference number 240 (1/6).”