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Woman was attacked while running along foot path near Cemetery Road
Updated 3:54pm Monday 20th January 2014 in Crime
A woman jogger was the victim of a sex attack while out running in Southampton.
Detectives have launched a hunt for the attacker who struck as the woman ran along a foot path yesterday morning.
Police said the victim, who is aged in her early 20s, was approached by an unknown man while she was out running along a path next to Cemetery Road.
The man indecently assaulted the woman before she was able to run off and seek help from a passer-by.
Officers have today issued an appeal witnesses from people who were in the area of Cemetery Road, pictured below, esterday morning.
In particularly they want to find an older man who was out walking three dogs and offered to walk the woman home after the assault.
The attacker is described as white man, about five foot 10 ins tall, of average build and aged in his in his mid 30s.
He had short brown hair, stubble and was wearing a baggy navy blue jumper with a white sports logo in the middle and navy blue trousers.
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Bitterne police station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101.
If you wish to remain anonymous, phone the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
The attack comes four months after a 22-year-old man was raped in the same areas.
It happened as the victim was walking home along The Avenue in the early hours of the morning.
He said he heard crying from the pay and display parking area of Cemetery Road.
When he went to investigate, he was dragged into bushes and raped.
At the time police released CCTV pictures and appealed for three mean walking along The Avenue, away from the city centre and on a route which would pass the end of Cemetery Road to come forward.
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