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Appeal for witnesses following inappropriate act in public in Newbury

Alert message sent 15/07/2020 14:19:00

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Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses following an incident of outraging public decency in Newbury.

At around 12.45pm on Saturday (11/7) a man and a woman were sat on a bench next to the cricket pitch at Northcroft Park.

The man was shouting and swearing. He then unzipped his trousers and the woman performed an intimate act.

They both then walked off towards Northcroft Leisure Centre.

Investigating officer Sergeant John Heatley, based at Newbury police station, said: “This was a shocking incident, particularly as the area was busy with families watching a cricket match, so I am appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this to get in touch. “You can contact us using our online form or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43200210118.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously via their website or on 0800 555 111.”

Notes to Editors
A 51-year-old man of no fixed abode and a 42-year-old woman from Newbury have been arrested on suspicion of outraging public decency. They have been released under investigation.
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Claire Williams (Police, Administrator, West Berkshire)

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