Sexual Assault on Woman Jogger Near Southampton Common


Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was indecently assaulted whilst jogging.

The victim, aged in her early 20s, was jogging along the footpath of Cemetery Road at 8.30am on Sunday, January 19, 2014, when she was approached by an unknown man.

The man indecently assaulted her before she was able to run off and seek help from a passer-by.

Cemetery Road, where the attack took place (Photo Credit: Daily Echo)
Cemetery Road, where the attack took place (Photo Credit: Daily Echo)

The attacker is described as a white man of about five foot 10 ins tall, of average build and aged in his mid 30s. He had short brown hair, stubble and was wearing a baggy navy blue jumper with a white sports logo in the middle and navy blue trousers.

Officers have issued an appeal for people who were in the area at the time. In particular, they want to find an older man who was out walking three dogs and offered to walk the woman home after the assault.

As previously reported in the Wessex Scene, this sex attack comes just four months after a 22-year-old man was raped in the same area.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Bitterne Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101.

If you wish to remain anonymous, phone the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.


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