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Polie investigating sexual assault near Southampton Common release efit
POLICE have issued this e-fit of a man who carried out a suspected sexual assault on a teenage girl near Southampton Common.
As reported in the Daily Echo, the 16-year old girl was approached by the man and assaulted near Lovers' Walk at around 11.40pm on Tuesday.
The man is described as white, in his mid-20s, around 6ft tall, slim, and with short, natural blonde hair.Detectives say he has a square head with a rounded chin and is said to look very young.
He also spoke English.
He wore dark trousers and a dark zip-up jacket over a white top at the time of the assault.
It has lead to detectives renewing their advice to women to avoid unlit, secluded areas at night, and to be accompanied to their homes by a friend or take a taxi home.
The girl was walking home with a friend when they used the underpass under The Avenue and Lovers' Walk.
They went their separate ways but she 16-year-old was approached by the man where the path splits into a “Y”.
The suspect walked off towards The Common and the girl went home, where the police were called.
Detectives want to hear from anyone who saw a man of this description walking towards or on The Common shortly before midnight that day.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Southampton Central CID, quoting Operation Biscay, on 101.
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