A young woman was sexually assaulted in the Inner Avenue area of Southampton on New Year’s Eve last week. The woman, who is said to be in her 20s, was attacked on her way home from seeing in the new year after she was temporarily separated from her friend.
The victim was walking home with a friend after celebrating for New Year’s Eve, when she was pushed to the ground and attacked when the two were separated for a short period of time. The attack was broken up when the victim’s friend returned, following a short struggle.
Police are appealing for possible witnesses to the assault, which they estimate happened between the hours of 3:30 and 4:15am on New Year’s Day. A 17-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of the attack already.