A 20-year-old female student was sexually assaulted by a man claiming to have a knife, in Portswood last night.
The attack took place in an alleyway next to Portswood Cycles, opposite Trago Lounge, on St Denys Road at around 10.30pm.
The victim was allegedly sexually assaulted after being grabbed and pushed to the ground by a man who told her he had a knife.
The attacker was described as ‘around 5ft 8ins tall and wearing a leather or hard material black jacket’.
The police are investigating whether the incident last night could be linked to a series of attacks on women in the Portswood area of Southampton just three weeks ago.
The alleyway has today been cordoned off by the police, in order to look for forensic clues and establish whether the incidents are linked.
If anyone has any further information they should phone 101, or can anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.