Police have arrested a 14 year-old boy on the suspicion that he raped a 19 year-old woman at the Reading Festival.

"crimes of this nature are very rare"

“crimes of this nature are very rare”

The youth, who is from Surrey, was arrested yesterday along with a 31 year-old man from London. The alleged victim informed police at the festival that she had been sexually assaulted on Thursday evening in a caravan on the site.

According to reports, the young woman met her reported attackers close to an ice-cream van earlier on Thursday as fans were beginning to congregate on site to watch a line-up of bands that includes Arctic Monkeys and Blink-182.

One of the on-site police team, Chief Inspector Dave Parker said: “There is currently a scene watch in place and I would like to reassure those attending the festival that crime levels remain low and crimes of this nature are very rare. Officers are patrolling the site to support on-site security and if anyone has any concerns, please feel free to approach our officers to discuss these.”