A MAN is being held in police custody on suspicion of raping a woman in the early hours of the morning on Saturday.

Thames Valley Police officers rushed to an address close to Newbury Town Centre following reports that a 29-year-old woman was raped.

A manhunt was launched for the suspect and officers confirmed a 40-year-old man, also from Newbury, was arrested on Sunday, February 25.

Detective Inspector Jonathan Groenen said: "We are investigating the rape of a woman in the early hours of Saturday morning. A man has been arrested and we are continuing to make enquiries.

"We would ask anyone with information that could assist us to please call Thames Valley Police on 101. Members of the public may see an increased police presence in the area while we investigate. "Anyone with concerns should speak to one of our neighbourhood officers or call 101."

The shocking incident happened at around 4.30am on Saturday.

More follows.