Teenager Arrested On Suspicion Of Sex Attack

Police have arrested a teenager on suspicion of rape after a 14-year-old girl reported she was seriously sexually assaulted in Southampton.

She said it happened between 6am and 8am yesterday morning, Thursday, May 19. Police cordoned off an area of Lords Wood off Coxford Road to allow for a search of the scene by detectives and crime scene investigators.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested last night and is now being questioned by detectives about the incident.

Officers say at this stage they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Police are continuing to appeal for information from any witnesses who may have seen anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident involving a teenage girl.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Bitterne CID on 101, or call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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