Teenager is robbed at cashpoint in St Marys Street before sex attack in nearby St Marys church yard in Southampton

Hunt stepped up after teen is victim of Tesco Express robbery and then sex attacked in graveyard

Hunt stepped up after teen is victim of Tesco Express robbery and then sex attacked in graveyard

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Police have today stepped up their hunt after a teenager was robbed at a cashpoint before being the victim of sex attack in a nearby churchyard in Southampton.

The 19-year-old victim was using the device at the Tesco Express store in St Mary Street when his ordeal began.

 

Daily Echo:

Police say he was robbed and then sexually assaulted in the graveyard at nearby St Mary’s Church.

Detectives are still in the process of establishing how the victim got from the store to the churchyard and whether any force was used.

Asked about the severity of the sexual assault, a police spokesman said: “The exact circumstances are still being investigated.”

The incident happened on Saturday morning.

The robber is not thought to have used a weapon, only the threat of violence, but the amount of money stolen is still unknown.

Detective Inspector Dave Jackson said: “I would like to hear from anyone who was in the St Mary Street area from 3am, who may have seen an altercation at the cash machine outside Tesco Express.

“I would also like to speak to anyone who may have seen a group of men in the churchyard between about 2.45am and 3.30am as they may have information.”

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9:20am Mon 17 Mar 14

rudolph_hucker says...

I think it is disgusting
I think it is disgusting rudolph_hucker
  • Score: 2

10:29am Mon 17 Mar 14

S!monOn says...

Hopefully, there are CCTV cameras that will assist in catching the scum who did this.

But given that it isn't one of the nicest areas of Southampton, why was he withdrawing cash at that time of the night?

I'm not saying he's not allowed, as we have a right to access our money at any point and we have a right to be able to go out any time of the day without the fear of being attacked, but there are too many bad people out there who are just waiting for oppurtunities like this to rob and abuse.
Hopefully, there are CCTV cameras that will assist in catching the scum who did this. But given that it isn't one of the nicest areas of Southampton, why was he withdrawing cash at that time of the night? I'm not saying he's not allowed, as we have a right to access our money at any point and we have a right to be able to go out any time of the day without the fear of being attacked, but there are too many bad people out there who are just waiting for oppurtunities like this to rob and abuse. S!monOn
  • Score: 5

11:28am Mon 17 Mar 14

ToastyTea says...

Awful, if the offender was not caught on cctv around that area then something is seriously wrong. the area is notorious for crime.
Awful, if the offender was not caught on cctv around that area then something is seriously wrong. the area is notorious for crime. ToastyTea
  • Score: 3

12:32pm Mon 17 Mar 14

gilbertratchet says...

S!monOn wrote:
Hopefully, there are CCTV cameras that will assist in catching the scum who did this.

But given that it isn't one of the nicest areas of Southampton, why was he withdrawing cash at that time of the night?

I'm not saying he's not allowed, as we have a right to access our money at any point and we have a right to be able to go out any time of the day without the fear of being attacked, but there are too many bad people out there who are just waiting for oppurtunities like this to rob and abuse.
Quite. I'm fairly well-built and able to take care of myself, and I certainly wouldn't be going near a cash machine in that part of town at that time of night.
[quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: Hopefully, there are CCTV cameras that will assist in catching the scum who did this. But given that it isn't one of the nicest areas of Southampton, why was he withdrawing cash at that time of the night? I'm not saying he's not allowed, as we have a right to access our money at any point and we have a right to be able to go out any time of the day without the fear of being attacked, but there are too many bad people out there who are just waiting for oppurtunities like this to rob and abuse.[/p][/quote]Quite. I'm fairly well-built and able to take care of myself, and I certainly wouldn't be going near a cash machine in that part of town at that time of night. gilbertratchet
  • Score: 1

1:01pm Mon 17 Mar 14

townieboy says...

All the facts need to be known. If your drawing out cash that time of morning and then walking through the church yard your asking for trouble. He walked through there for a reason, whatevwer it was.
All the facts need to be known. If your drawing out cash that time of morning and then walking through the church yard your asking for trouble. He walked through there for a reason, whatevwer it was. townieboy
  • Score: -3

1:04pm Mon 17 Mar 14

townieboy says...

gilbertratchet wrote:
S!monOn wrote: Hopefully, there are CCTV cameras that will assist in catching the scum who did this. But given that it isn't one of the nicest areas of Southampton, why was he withdrawing cash at that time of the night? I'm not saying he's not allowed, as we have a right to access our money at any point and we have a right to be able to go out any time of the day without the fear of being attacked, but there are too many bad people out there who are just waiting for oppurtunities like this to rob and abuse.
Quite. I'm fairly well-built and able to take care of myself, and I certainly wouldn't be going near a cash machine in that part of town at that time of night.
The main reason it isnt the nicest of areas is because the COUNCIL choose to home all the immigrants and low life in one area. Not exactly the ideal solution to do that now is it.
[quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: Hopefully, there are CCTV cameras that will assist in catching the scum who did this. But given that it isn't one of the nicest areas of Southampton, why was he withdrawing cash at that time of the night? I'm not saying he's not allowed, as we have a right to access our money at any point and we have a right to be able to go out any time of the day without the fear of being attacked, but there are too many bad people out there who are just waiting for oppurtunities like this to rob and abuse.[/p][/quote]Quite. I'm fairly well-built and able to take care of myself, and I certainly wouldn't be going near a cash machine in that part of town at that time of night.[/p][/quote]The main reason it isnt the nicest of areas is because the COUNCIL choose to home all the immigrants and low life in one area. Not exactly the ideal solution to do that now is it. townieboy
  • Score: -6

2:20pm Mon 17 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

townieboy wrote:
gilbertratchet wrote:
S!monOn wrote: Hopefully, there are CCTV cameras that will assist in catching the scum who did this. But given that it isn't one of the nicest areas of Southampton, why was he withdrawing cash at that time of the night? I'm not saying he's not allowed, as we have a right to access our money at any point and we have a right to be able to go out any time of the day without the fear of being attacked, but there are too many bad people out there who are just waiting for oppurtunities like this to rob and abuse.
Quite. I'm fairly well-built and able to take care of myself, and I certainly wouldn't be going near a cash machine in that part of town at that time of night.
The main reason it isnt the nicest of areas is because the COUNCIL choose to home all the immigrants and low life in one area. Not exactly the ideal solution to do that now is it.
Down vote him all you like but he has a very valid point. People who live round there have sod all morals compared to most areas in the city.
[quote][p][bold]townieboy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]gilbertratchet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S!monOn[/bold] wrote: Hopefully, there are CCTV cameras that will assist in catching the scum who did this. But given that it isn't one of the nicest areas of Southampton, why was he withdrawing cash at that time of the night? I'm not saying he's not allowed, as we have a right to access our money at any point and we have a right to be able to go out any time of the day without the fear of being attacked, but there are too many bad people out there who are just waiting for oppurtunities like this to rob and abuse.[/p][/quote]Quite. I'm fairly well-built and able to take care of myself, and I certainly wouldn't be going near a cash machine in that part of town at that time of night.[/p][/quote]The main reason it isnt the nicest of areas is because the COUNCIL choose to home all the immigrants and low life in one area. Not exactly the ideal solution to do that now is it.[/p][/quote]Down vote him all you like but he has a very valid point. People who live round there have sod all morals compared to most areas in the city. camerajuan
  • Score: -2

2:56pm Mon 17 Mar 14

zara221 says...

Maybe, the victim was a student, or visitor to the city and was unaware of the area? There is also no mention that he walked through the church yard, so maybe he was forced to go there? It's unfair to suggest that a victim of such a horrific crime was 'asking for trouble', when he could of just been an individual merely split up from friends and on his way home from a night out.
Maybe, the victim was a student, or visitor to the city and was unaware of the area? There is also no mention that he walked through the church yard, so maybe he was forced to go there? It's unfair to suggest that a victim of such a horrific crime was 'asking for trouble', when he could of just been an individual merely split up from friends and on his way home from a night out. zara221
  • Score: 1

3:30pm Mon 17 Mar 14

Vince83 says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Awful, if the offender was not caught on cctv around that area then something is seriously wrong. the area is notorious for crime.
completely disagree...... for a young female who wasn't born in the area but now lives in the new flats over looking the church and regularly walks down St Marys Street to use Tescos and the cash point, i wouldn't say i feel threatened in the area at all. In the last two and a half years i have lived there nothing like this has happened. Having said that, i also wouldn't put myself in the position whereby i walked anywhere at that time of the morning however reality is that alcohol may have been involved and as most of us know we all become a little braver etc when we have had a few too many. Hope the nasty person who subjected the poor guy to this ordeal is caught and that he suffers no long terms physical or mental effects.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Awful, if the offender was not caught on cctv around that area then something is seriously wrong. the area is notorious for crime.[/p][/quote]completely disagree...... for a young female who wasn't born in the area but now lives in the new flats over looking the church and regularly walks down St Marys Street to use Tescos and the cash point, i wouldn't say i feel threatened in the area at all. In the last two and a half years i have lived there nothing like this has happened. Having said that, i also wouldn't put myself in the position whereby i walked anywhere at that time of the morning however reality is that alcohol may have been involved and as most of us know we all become a little braver etc when we have had a few too many. Hope the nasty person who subjected the poor guy to this ordeal is caught and that he suffers no long terms physical or mental effects. Vince83
  • Score: 0

4:54pm Mon 17 Mar 14

camerajuan says...

Vince83 wrote:
ToastyTea wrote:
Awful, if the offender was not caught on cctv around that area then something is seriously wrong. the area is notorious for crime.
completely disagree...... for a young female who wasn't born in the area but now lives in the new flats over looking the church and regularly walks down St Marys Street to use Tescos and the cash point, i wouldn't say i feel threatened in the area at all. In the last two and a half years i have lived there nothing like this has happened. Having said that, i also wouldn't put myself in the position whereby i walked anywhere at that time of the morning however reality is that alcohol may have been involved and as most of us know we all become a little braver etc when we have had a few too many. Hope the nasty person who subjected the poor guy to this ordeal is caught and that he suffers no long terms physical or mental effects.
This is the Tesco opposite the flat where the drug dealer got shot last year.
[quote][p][bold]Vince83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Awful, if the offender was not caught on cctv around that area then something is seriously wrong. the area is notorious for crime.[/p][/quote]completely disagree...... for a young female who wasn't born in the area but now lives in the new flats over looking the church and regularly walks down St Marys Street to use Tescos and the cash point, i wouldn't say i feel threatened in the area at all. In the last two and a half years i have lived there nothing like this has happened. Having said that, i also wouldn't put myself in the position whereby i walked anywhere at that time of the morning however reality is that alcohol may have been involved and as most of us know we all become a little braver etc when we have had a few too many. Hope the nasty person who subjected the poor guy to this ordeal is caught and that he suffers no long terms physical or mental effects.[/p][/quote]This is the Tesco opposite the flat where the drug dealer got shot last year. camerajuan
  • Score: 0

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