Police appeal following tape in a churchyard

police appeal following tape in a churchyard

Dectectives are making a renewed appeal for information a month on from a rape in Slough.

At around 7.45pm on Wednesday 30 January, officers were called to St Mary’s Church, Church Street, Upton, following reports of a woman, aged in her mid-thirties, being attacked in the churchyard.

The offender is described as a dark-skinned man with a scar on his face.

He had a stocky, muscular build, aged between 40 and 45-years-old with dark eyes.

He was wearing a grey hat, white shoes and a brown or black coat.

Following the incident, a 42-year-old man, 29-year-old man and 38-year-old man, all from Slough, were arrested on suspicion of rape.

These men have now all been released without charge.

Senior investigating officer Detective Inspector Will Crowther, of Force CID based at Slough police station, said: “Our investigation into this incident is still ongoing, and, one month on, we are renewing our appeal for any information that may assist us.

“This incident occurred in the evening of Wednesday 30 January, and I believe that a number of people may have seen or heard something and have yet to contact police.

“I am particularly appealing to anybody who was in the vicinity of St Mary’s Church between 7pm and 8pm on 30 January and believes they witnessed anything unusual to make contact.

“We believe that the offender may have spoken with an Eastern European accent, and I would ask anybody who has any information, no matter how significant this may seem to you, to contact us.

“Similarly, I would ask anybody who may have dash-cam footage from around this time, to get in touch.

“We are working tirelessly to bring the offender to justice, and have a number of active lines of enquiry that we are pursuing.”

“If you do not feel comfortable speaking directly to police, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or make a report online, quoting reference number 43190032225.”