Sex Attack in Southampton

Detectives in Southampton are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault that occurred in the city during the early hours of Sunday, May 30.

At 3am, a 26-year-old woman was walking with four friends northbound on the offside of the Inner Avenue when she was approached from behind, dragged to the floor and sexually assaulted.

The victim struggled and her friends pulled the offender away. He then ran off southbound towards the city centre.

The man is described as:

Of Oriental or Thai appearance Chubby/muscular build 6ft With black straight hair which was slightly spiky

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident, or has information about who was responsible, is asked to contact Shirley CID quoting Operation Bunch on 101, or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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