Man charged over rape in park on New Year's Day

Daily Echo: Man charged over park rape Man charged over park rape

DETECTIVES have charged a man with the rape of a woman in a Southampton park.

Officers were given more time to interview Stuart Ashley-Burton, of no fixed address, who was arrested on Monday.

A 32-year-old woman said she was attacked as she made her way home from celebrating the new year with friends.

It was alleged the attack took place in a park in the Northam area of the city in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Mr Ashley-Burton will appear today at Southampton Magistrates’ Court facing a charge of rape.

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