Following the story in the previous edition of The Founder, it has been confirmed that an arrest has been made following a serious allegation of assault.
Surrey Police released the following statement: “[we are] investigating an allegation of serious sexual assault on a 19-year-old woman on the evening of Friday, 21 October. Following the initial allegation Surrey Police detectives secured several scenes, a residential address in Victoria Street, Englefield Green and an area of the Students’ Union at the Royal Holloway College in Egham. Officers are carrying out a thorough and extensive investigation into the alleged incident, including speaking to witnesses and conducting forensic examinations of both scenes. A 25-year-old man from Englefield Green was arrested on Saturday, 22 October on suspicion of serious sexual assault and has since been released on police bail until January 23 2012while the investigation continues.”
The university commented: “The Students’ Union is supporting Surrey Police with their investigation and is committed to ensuring the safety of all students and staff” and is keen to reassure students of their safety on campus.
Police urge anyone with any information to call Surrey Police on the new 101 non-emergency number, quoting the reference: RM/11/6146, or call Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.