Slough Express

‘Justice has been done’

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Thames Valley Police released a statement on behalf of the victim of the rape in 1981, who was 16years-old at the time.

The victim said: “It’s been almost a year since the investigat­ion was reopened, and to relive that dreadful night has been very distressin­g.

“The weeks leading up to the trial have been very traumatic for myself and my family, but with their support I found the courage and strength that I didn’t have as a 16-yearold to pursue the case against the monster that put my life in turmoil.

“I am grateful for the support and empathy of the officers dealing with the investigat­ion, and leading to the conviction of the accused. Justice has been done and I can finally get some closure. So to anyone that finds themselves in a similar situation, don't be afraid to ask for help, be strong and with your courage and the right support you will get through the trauma.”

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