Berkshire

More time to question Slough murder bid suspect

A man arrested on suspicion of trying to kill a woman and abducting two girls in Berkshire remains in custody after police were granted more time to question him.

The 22-year-old was arrested at 0850 BST on Thursday following a series of early morning incidents in Slough.

A 49-year-old woman was attacked with a knife at a house. A 15-year-old girl and an 11-year-old were also assaulted.

Thames Valley Police have until 2100 BST on Saturday to question the man.

Girls grabbed

The extension was granted by Slough magistrates on Friday.

The woman was attacked at a property in Meadfield Road. She suffered a cut to her head and was taken to hospital.

The 15-year-old girl was assaulted by a man who tried to drag her into a garden as she walked to school along Trelawney Avenue.

A few minutes later an 11-year-old girl was grabbed on the same road. Both girls managed to run away.

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