Reigate taxi passenger 'may be witness' to sex attack

A taxi passenger could have vital information about a sex attack on a teenager in Reigate in the early hours of Sunday, Surrey Police have said.

Officers said the man flagged down a licensed vehicle at about 03:15 BST in Cockshott Hill and was dropped off in the High Trees area of Horley.

Det Con Errol Chetty said the taxi passenger was being sought only as a witness.

Another man in his 30s has been arrested and bailed pending inquiries.

'Not in trouble'

Police said the suspect was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and bailed until 6 May.

Det Con Chetty said: "I would like to stress this man [the witness] is in no way in any trouble or being treated as a suspect.

"We would like to speak to him purely as a witness and I would urge him to come forward as a matter of urgency."

The taxi passenger was described as white, in his 30s, with brown hair and stubble.

He was alone when he got into the vehicle.

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