At 3am this morning, a 26-year old woman was sexually assaulted when walking with four friends northbound on the offside of the Inner Avenue. The woman was approached from behind and dragged to the floor, where she was sexually assaulted before her friends managed to pull the offender away.
The attacker, who then ran off southbound towards the city centre is described as being 6ft tall, of Oriental or Thai appearance, with a chubby or muscular build and had black, straight hair which was spiky.
Detectives in Southampton are appealing for any witnesses of the attack. Anyone with information is asked to contact Operation Bunch at Shirley CID on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111. From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, please call 0845 045 45 45.