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Appeal for witnesses following sexual assault in Portsmouth

Press release   •   Dec 12, 2018 11:55 GMT

We are appealing for witnesses to a sexual assault which took place in Portsmouth.

Between 4.15am and 5am on Friday 8 December, the 19-year-old victim had been walking along a pathway between The Hub and Somers Road in the Somerstown area when she was approached by a man.

The man grabbed the victim and sexually assaulted her before running off.

He was described as:

  • Mixed race
  • Aged between 19 and 25 years
  • 5ft 8ins tall
  • Medium build

Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or has seen anyone matching this description lingering in the area at night or in the early hours of the morning.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44180458060, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.