A police hunt has been launched after a serious sex attack in Southampton today.

It happened as the victim walked hom from a nightclub in the early hours of this morning.

The 23-year-old victim has told police she was assaulted on St Andrews Road in the St Marys area of the city between 2.30am and 3.30am.

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The victim was walking alone after separating from friends at the Edge nightclub when she was approached and assaulted by an unknown man.

The suspect is described as a black man wearing a black cap, black gloves, tracksuit trousers and a black shirt.

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Detective Inspector Jim Park, pictured below, from Southampton Central police station said: “Specially trained officers are currently assisting the victim and working with her to establish further details.

“We would like to hear from anyone who has information that may assist our investigation.

“Were you in the area of St Andrews Road during the early hours of Sunday, May 11 and did you see or hear anything around the time of the incident?

“If you have any concerns or questions please speak to an officer or call 101.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Southampton CID on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.