Serious Sex Attack in Southampton Park

Police are investigating following a serious sexual assault on a 24-year-old woman in the early hours of Sunday, May 27 in Mount Pleasant Park.

The 24-year-old woman from Southampton was walking home from The Dungeon club in Bevois Valley Road just after 2am on Sunday with a man she had just met.

When the pair reached a park area in Mount Pleasant Road the man pulled the woman into a bush and sexually assaulted her.
The woman began to make her way home before contacting police.

Detective Inspector, Ellie Hurd said: “This is an isolated incident. I would appeal to anyone who may have been in the area of Mount Pleasant Road and may have witnessed the incident ,or saw the pair walking together in Bevois Valley Road or Mount Pleasant Road to contact us.

“The victim is described as white, 5ft 4ins tall, medium build, wearing a pink, white and black long vest top with fairly short denim shorts and red pump shoes. She was carryinga small light coloured canvas surf style handbag which would normally be worn across the body.”

A 23-year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of rape. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries until July 27.

Anyone with information should contact the Area CID at Southampton Central police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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