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Good Samaritans asked to come forward after rape in Southampton
GOOD Samaritans who helped a rape victim after her terrifying ordeal are urged to contact police.
Two men stopped and helped the 20-year-old woman following the incident along West Quay Road, Southampton, between 3am and 3.45am on August 31.
They were white, tall and slim, and aged in their early to mid-20s.
One had dark, medium length hair and the other wore a short sleeved polo shirt with horizontal stripes across the body.
Police are appealing for them to come forward as valuable witnesses.
The woman, who was walking alone, previously met another group of around four men near Ikea, who engaged in conversation with her.
She continued to walk along the road, near to the Grand Harbour Hotel, where she says she was grabbed by one of these men, who pulled her into a bush and raped her before leaving the scene.
Police officers say the two male witnesses who assisted her stopped after seeing her upset.
The woman’s boyfriend picked her up at the scene and told police the men told him they were walking past, saw her crying and wanted to make sure she was all right.
The suspect is described as white, in his early 20s and around 5ft 5ins. He was of muscular build with a trimmed, medium-brown beard. He had short hair at the sides and longer hair on top. He was wearing dark-blue skinny jeans and a t-shirt.
The good Samaritans or anyone who knows who they are, or anyone else with information about the crime can contact the Operation Wight team at Southampton central police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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