Teenage Girl Assaulted In Southampton

Police are investigating an incident of anti-social behaviour that led to an assault on a teenage girl in Thornhill, Southampton on Tuesday, March 6.

Police were called at around 3.20pm after the 16-year-old girl was assaulted in an isolated incident in Dumbleton Towers, Warburton Road.

This led to the arrest of a 70-year-old man on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm. He was also arrested on suspicionof making verbal threats to kill.

He has since been questioned in connection with the incident and released on bail until March 21 pending further enquiries.
 
Investigating officers are now appealing to local residents to contact them if they have any information connected to this incident or any other acts of anti-social behaviour in the tower block.
 
Bitterne Police Inspector, Patrick Holdaway said: “Quality of life for everyone is important and we would like to reassure residents that all reports of anti-social behaviour are logged and recorded.

“We encourage resident to report incidents and where there is evidence to support it, appropriate action will be taken. All members of the public have a role to play including parents of those who may engage in anti-social behaviour.”
 
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Bitterne Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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