A 19-YEAR-OLD woman was raped over the bank holiday weekend.

The woman said she was in an alleyway when an unknown man attacked her at around 10pm on Saturday, Hampshire police says.

The incident happened off of Clarendon Road in Southsea, Portsmouth.

She is now receiving support from specialist officers.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward to help with their investigation.

Detective Inspector Emma Crute said: “To able ascertain the exact circumstances of what happened, we have been conducting house to house visits and scoping CCTV in the local area. These enquiries will continue, and we would ask any residents to assist us should they have information that could help.

“This incident took place on a busy Saturday night at the start of a bank holiday weekend and we believe there would have been a lot of people out and about who may have seen something.

“We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Clarendon Road on Saturday evening who saw or heard anything, or anyone, suspicious.”

Anyone with information is urged to call 101 and quote 44200333243.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and leave information anonymously.