A Man has been charged following an alleged rape in Southampton.

As previously reported, a 21-year-old woman was allegedly raped outside Westquay shopping centre just before 8am on Saturday, February 15.

Krystian Kwarta, aged 20, of Keyhaven Road, Milford-on-Sea has been charged with two counts of rape and one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He will appear before Southampton Magistrates' Court tomorrow (Wednesday, February 19).

Police closed off an area to the right of the main entrance to John Lewis off Harbour Parade on Sunday.

A police van was parked up on the pavement and blue tape was in place for much of the day.