Woman Found Screaming In Southsea Street

Detectives are trying to find out who attacked a woman in a street in Southsea, Portsmouth.

An off-duty police officer went to help a woman screaming in the street near the junction of Elm Grove and Pelham Road shortly before 6.40pm on Friday 3 January 2014.

The woman had cuts and bruises and informed police that she had been assaulted. Her injuries are not life-threatening.

Officers are providing support for the woman's welfare as enquiries continue to establish exactly how and when she was assaulted..

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a woman, aged in her 40s, walking in distress in Elm Grove or Pelham Road between 6pm and 6.40pm on Friday evening - or anyone else who may have seemed suspicious nearby around the same
time.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Fratton police station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. If you wish to remain anonymous, phone the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.

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