Man Arrested Over New Milton Sex Assault

Detectives are appealing for witness after a 31-year-old woman was indecently assaulted by a man as she walked home from New Milton train station on Thursday, June 28.

The woman was making her way along Christchurch Road between 11pm to 11:30pm at the time when she was subjected to the indecent assault by the man. The woman was left shocked but otherwise unhurt by her ordeal.

Police are looking to trace anyone who was in the area at the time who may have seen or heard anything taking place.

Officers are particularly interested to trace some people who they believe were pushing a broken down vehicle on Christchurch Road at the time as they may be important witnesses.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Detective Constable Mike Boshier from the Western Area CID team at Southampton Central Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the assault and released on bail pending further enquiries until Thursday, August 30.