Female Jogger Indecently Assaulted On Southampton Common

Police are appealing for witnesses to an indecent assault on a young woman while she was jogging on Southampton Common.

At 8.30am on Sunday 19 January 2014, a woman aged in her early 20s was approached by an unknown man while she was out running along a path next to Cemetery Road.

The man indecently assaulted the woman before she was able to run off and seek help from a passer-by.

Officers are seeking further witnesses from people who were in the Cemetery Road area on Sunday morning, particularly an older man who was out walking three dogs. He made a kind offer to walk the woman home after the assault.

The suspect was described as:

White man
About 5 ft 10 ins tall
Average build
Aged in his mid 30s
Short brown hair
Stubble
He was wearing a baggy navy blue jumper with a white sports logo in the middle and navy blue trousers.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Bitterne police station by phoning 101  or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on the number shown below. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. If you wish to remain anonymous, phone the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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