Police have taped off a popular park in Southampton city centre following claims of a serious sexual assault which took place in the early hours of this morning.

Palmerston Park on Above Bar Street has been sealed off after a 19-year-old woman was assaulted shortly before 2am on May 23rd, following a night out with friends.

People are being prevented from using a section of the footpath, whilst nearby bushes are also cordoned off, with the area of the park between Que Pasa and New Road out of bounds.

Map indicating Palmerston Park where the alleged assault happened.

Map indicating Palmerston Park where the alleged assault happened.

Uniformed officers are guarding the area while a photographer has been taking pictures of the area.

The Wessex Scene will update this article as more information becomes available.

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