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Southampton rape inquiry: Police to patrol attack area

CCTV of the car being sought Image copyright Police
Image caption Police think the occupants of a dark car may have seen the attacker

Police are to return to an area of Southampton where a woman was raped a week ago, in the search for new leads.

The 29-year-old was returning from work at about 02:15 BST last Wednesday when she was forced to a wooded area in Merryoak Road in Bitterne.

Officers will be in the area on Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning to talk to pedestrians and motorists.

The driver of a dark saloon car who may have seen the rapist is still being sought.

Police also want to talk to a man and woman seen nearby at about 02:30 who were said to be having a heated discussion.

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