Man Charged with Bedford Place Sexual Assault

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Detectives have charged a man on the alleged sexual assault of a 21 year old woman in the Bedford Place area of Southampton in the early hours of Wednesday, May 30th.

Sabir Yaqbi, of York Close, has been charged with Sexual Assault on a female under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Yaqbi was due to appear in Southampton Magistrates Court this morning.

This follows yesterday’s arrest over a Sexual Assault in Palmerston Park that took place on Tuesday, May 29th, as reported here.

Investigations continue into the Palmerstone Park case.

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    Good to see an arrest was made.

    Not putting any blame upon the victims, people should always of course try to take precautions to be safe, and not put themsleves in a situation where they are exposed to undue risk (eg use night buses or the taxi scheme, try not to be out TOO late, do not walk home alone, do not have too much to drink, or walk through or adjacent to unlit areas or parks on your own) and be reassured that Portswood does not in the main have unduly high crime rates compared to the national average and to other areas where large numbers of students socialise late at night.

    See this excellent article by Alice Gray:

    http://www.wessexscene.co.uk/features/2012/05/30/in-terms-of-crime-levels-just-how-bad-is-portswood-really/

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