Arrest Over Southampton Sex Attack

Detectives are investigating a serious sex assault on Portswood Road in Southampton.

Police were called at 1.40am on Thursday, February 26 after a member of the public came across a 19-year-old woman who reported that an unknown man had sexually assaulted her as she walked home.

An 18-year-old man who went to help the woman was assaulted by the unknown man who also demanded that he hand over his money and his phone. No property was handed over.

A 21-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted rape and attempted robbery in connection with the incident. He is currently being questioned by police.

Specially trained officers are supporting the woman and working with her to establish the full details of the incident.

Anyone who witnessed this incident, or heard anything which may be relevant, is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Paul Harrison from the Western Investigation Team by calling 101.

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