A MAN has been accused of kidnapping a woman from a street in a busy town centre before trying to rape her at a river.
The woman told cops she was attacked in Reading, Berkshire in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Sagar Gurung, 26, has been charged with attempted rape, sexual assault by penetration and kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence.
He appeared in court on Thursday.
Police said: “The charge relates to an incident in Queens Walk, Reading, in the early hours of Sunday morning in which a woman has reported that she had been sexually assaulted.
“Gurung appeared at Reading Magistrates’ Court today and has been remanded in custody by the court to appear at Reading Crown Court on December 12.”
The attack happened between 2.30am and 3am alongside the River Kennett in Reading town centre.
Gurung, of Salisbury Road, Reading, was remanded in custody.