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Southampton park sealed off after rape attack

Police tape at scene
Image caption A section of the park remains cordoned off for investigations

A Southampton city centre park has been sealed off after a teenager was raped following an evening out with friends.

The 18-year-old was attacked as she walked through Watts Park just before midnight on Tuesday. She reported the rape to police on Wednesday.

A 19-year-old man was arrested earlier on suspicion of rape and is being questioned in custody.

A section of the park remains cordoned off by police while detectives carry out further investigations.

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