A JOGGER who assaulted a school girl on her way home in Southampton has been cautioned by police today.

The 15-year-old victim was walking with a friend in Kathleen Road, Bitterne, when a man ran up to them and accused them of knocking over a bin.

A dispute erupted before he grabbed the girl's hair and punched her in the ribs and only left after she struggled with him.

She returned home after the attack on February 4 did not seek medical attention.

The man later turned himself in to police.