Woman Sexually Assaulted Outside Jesters


Police have launched an investigation after a teenage woman was sexually assaulted in a woods down Bevois Valley, outside Jesters Nightclub.

The attack happened in woods near the car park on Bevois Valley Road opposite the nightclub. A man approached the victim between 11.30pm on Monday night and 2am on Tuesday morning.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

DC Andy Spooner, from Hampshire Constabulary’s Western Investigation team, told the Daily Echo:

“We are appealing for information from anyone who was outside Jesters or near the car park opposite on Bevois Valley Road around this time who saw anything or anyone acting suspiciously…

“This was a busy night for students so if you saw something, tell us.

“Although lots of people were around, it’s important to remember personal safety. Stick with your friends, stay in well-lit busy areas, drink responsibly and keep your mobile phone on you.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hampshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 44160403852.


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