AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a teenage woman was sexually assaulted in Southampton.

Police have urged revellers to be cautious and drink responsibly after the attack, which happened in woods near a car park opposite Jesters nightclub on Bevois Valley Road.

A man approached the woman between 11.30pm on Monday and 2am on Tuesday.

Detectives are appealing for information and DC Andy Spooner from Hampshire Constabulary's Western Investigation Team said: "We are appealing for information from anyone who was outside Jesters or near the car park opposite on Bevois Valley Road around this time who saw anything or anyone acting suspiciously.

“Call 101 and quote 44160403852.

“This was a busy night for students so if you saw something, tell us.

"Although lots of people were around, it’s important to remember personal safety.

“Stick with your friends, stay in well-lit busy areas, drink responsibly and keep your mobile phone on you.

"Report anyone or anything suspicious to 101. In an emergency, always call 999."