Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man hunted after Southampton sex assault

A woman was sexually assaulted as she walked near Southampton's Itchen Bridge.

The 19-year-old was grabbed from behind by a man on Sunday morning as she was walking along Manor Road South on the Woolston side of the bridge.

The victim was forced up against a wall and assaulted before she was able to fight off her attacker and run away.

The man is described as white, in his mid 30s, of medium build and about 5ft 7ins tall with very short hair.

The suspect was also wearing a dark raincoat.

Police have urged anyone who might have seen two people involved in a struggle on Manor Road South between 0500 GMT and 0900 GMT to contact them.

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