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Southampton park sealed off after sex attack

Police have closed part of a Southampton city park after a woman was subjected to a serious sexual assault.

The 19-year-old was attacked as she walked through Palmerston Park in the early hours.

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

Police said the victim was being supported by specially trained officers.

Det Insp Jim Park said: "We understand the woman had been on a night out with friends on Thursday evening.

"If you are heading for a night out with friends, please always be aware of yours and your friends' personal safety."

Police said the assault was not being linked to another incident in the St Mary's area last weekend.

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