UPDATE: Man Arrested in Sexual Assault Case

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UPDATE: The man arrested yesterday has now been bailed. 

The 31-year-old has been bailed pending further enquiries, and must report back to Southampton Central police station on November 4th.

He was arrested on the morning of Wednesday, August 28th, and was bailed at 6:31pm on the same day.

Following the sexual assault of a 16 year old girl on Tuesday, August 20, Police in Southampton have made an arrest.

At 7:15 am this morning, Wednesday, August 28, a local 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with the assault. The unidentified man is now being questioned at Southampton Central police station.

The arrest comes a week after police launched Operation Biscay, along with an e-fit image of the suspect.

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The girl was assaulted near to Avenue campus, and as such detectives have once again stressed the importance of maintaining personal safety in Southampton: never travel alone after dark, and avoid unlit passages, taking a taxi wherever possible.

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