TWO men have been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault that happened in an alleyway in Andover on Monday.

Sometime between 2.30pm and 7.45pm, a woman aged in her 40s, was walking through a covered alleyway which runs through Winton Court in the Heath Vale area of Andover when she was forced into the garden of a derelict building and assaulted.

Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Murray said: “We have made two arrests in connection with this incident, which was a serious, unprovoked attack on a lone woman.

“Our enquiries are much ongoing and we are still appealing for information and witnesses.

“If you have any information that can help us, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, please get it touch."

Chief Inspector Simon Dodds said: “We are working closely with the investigation team and our local Safer Neighbourhoods officers are out and about in the area should anyone have any concerns.”

Anyone with any information should contact Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Investigation Team at Andover police station quoting Operation Weavers on 101 or call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.