Man Arrested After Sex Assault On The Isle Of Wight

A man's been arrested after an 18-year-old woman was sexually assaulted on the Isle of Wight.

The teenager had spent the evening at Lloyd's Bar with friends before leaving alone. She was walking along Fairlee Road in Newport when she was approached by a man who grabbed her and sexually assaulted her.

The victim managed to get away and once she got home she contacted the police.

The attacker is described as about 5ft 11ins tall. He was wearing a grey hoody and possibly dark hat or balaclava and gloves.

Police searching the area arrested a 25-year-old Newport man a short time later.

Detectives are also appealing for witnesses to the incident which happened at about 1.20am on Sunday 26th May. They would like to hear from anyone who saw a man following the teenager, the attack itself or a man acting suspiciously in the area around that time.

A 25-year-old old man was arrested and is currently on police bail until June 12, 2013.

Anyone with information can contact DC Andy Cooper of Newport CID by phoning 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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