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Police Hunt Injured Attacker In Southampton
Police are looking for a man who tried to assault a young woman in Southampton during the early hours of Saturday morning (July 16)
They think he could have a facial injury after the incident.
At around 12.30 am, a 21-year-old woman was walking along The Avenue, near to the Cowherds Pub, when she was approached by a man who grabbed her.
Following a short altercation, the man ran off. The woman was shaken but uninjured and contacted the police.
The man is described as:
5ft 7ins tall
Olive skinned complexion
In his 40s
Wearing dark coloured clothing
Police believe the man may have sustained a facial injury during the incident, and would like to hear from anyone who recognises his description, or may have seen a man matching it with an injury to his face.
Anyone with information is urged to ring Bitterne CID on 101 and quote Operation Leasowe, or alternatively, information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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