A 31-year-old man from Slough arrested yesterday morning on suspicion of rape has been released on bail until April 27.

A woman in her forties was walking in an alleyway between Mackenzie Square and the Curve in Slough town centre at about 1am Saturday morning when she was sexually assaulted by a man who followed her.

After assaulting her, the offender held onto the victim and led her out of the alleyway and through the town.

They may have been seen by people in the area at the time.

The offender is described as a black man, believed to be of Somalian descent, about 5ft 11ins tall. He was wearing a light coloured top with a lightweight bag on his back.

Investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Penny Mackenzie, based at Slough police station, said: “I am still appealing to anyone with information to come forward. Sexual offences have a significant impact on the victim so we are appealing for the public to help our investigation.

“The area was busy with people enjoying the pubs and clubs, so we are looking to speak to anyone who was around the town centre area at the time. They may have seen something without being aware how important their information could be to the investigation.

“The easiest way to contact the force is by visiting our website where information can be left https://www.thamesvalley.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/ or by calling 101, quoting reference number 43190096270.

“The victim is being supported by specifically trained officers at this extremely difficult time.”