A WOMAN was sexually assaulted by a group of men in Reading in the early hours of this morning (May 8).

Police are appealing for witnesses following the serious sexual assault, for which a 29-year-old man from Reading has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape while two men from Wokingham - a 21-year-old and a 34-year-old, have been arrested on suspicion of rape.

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The incident happened at around 2am today in Victoria Park, Hodsoll Road.

The victim was heard shouting for help by residents, who then called police.

All three men remain in custody at this time.

Investigating officer, Detective Sergeant James Jackson, of Reading CID, said: “This was clearly an extremely distressing incident for the victim and she is being fully supported by specially trained officers.

“Members of the public will see an increased police presence in the local area whilst we carry out our investigation and there is currently a scene watch in place in Victoria Park.

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“If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to approach and talk to officers.

“I am appealing for anyone who may have information about this incident to please get in touch. You can do this by calling 101, or making a report online, quoting reference 43200135644.

“Alternatively you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers if you wish to remain anonymous on 0800 555 111.”