Southampton Park Rape: Man Bailed

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman said she was raped in a Southampton Park.

A man arrested over the attack has been released on bail while enquiries continue.

Detectives are investigating what happened in East Park in Brunswick Place shortly after 4am on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.

The 20-year-old victim has told police she was walking alone through the park when she was approached by a man she did not know and that he then raped her.

The attacker is said to have a mixed race appearance with facial stubble. He was wearing a hooded top.

Police are not linking this case to any other sexual assaults in the city and extra patrols are being carried out in the area to reassure people and look for witnesses.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Bitterne CID on 101 quoting Operation President or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 39-year-old man arrested in connection with the incident has been bailed until November 7th.