A MAN is due in court today charged with the sexual assault of a woman in Southampton.

Sabir Yaqbi, 25, of York Close, Southampton, has been charged with Sexual Assault on a Female under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

The charge relates to the alleged sexual assault of a 21-year-old woman in the Bedford Place area of Southampton in the early hours of yesterday morning.

Mr Yaqbi is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court this morning.

Meanwhile, police are continuing to investigate the sexual assault of a woman in Palmerston Park earlier this week.