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Woman, 24, assaulted after night out in Southampton

A 24-year-old woman has been sexually assaulted after a night out in central Southampton.

The victim lost her friends in Civic Centre Road on the way to get some food in the early hours of Friday morning.

Police said a man assaulted her when she turned into Portland Terrace but she eventually managed to push him off.

Her attacker was described as black, in his mid 20s with stubble and wearing jeans and a red top with a hood.

Det Insp Dave Jackson, from Bitterne CID, said: "He may have followed her before [the attack].

"We are very keen to find any witnesses who think they may have seen the man either speaking to the woman or following her at around the time of the incident."

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