A HUNT has been launched for two men after a man was raped in Southampton.

The man, aged in his 50’s, was approached by two men unknown to him as he walked along Somerset Avenue on Saturday.

One of the men then raped him in an overgrown area nearby, police say.

The first man is described as:

  • White
  • Aged 20-30-years-old
  • Between 6ft 1and 6ft 2 inches tall
  • Skinny build
  • Dressed all in black with a hooded top, black mask/snood and a black rucksack
  • Spoke with a local accent

Police say they do not have a physical description of the second man at this time, however he’s been described as having a "local accent".

They add that the victim is being supported by specialist officers.

Officers are carrying out increased patrols in the area.

A spokesperson added: "We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Exford Avenue or Somerset Avenue between 9.30pm and 10pm on Saturday 22 May.

"Did you see anything suspicious? Did you see anyone matching the descriptions above?"

Anyone with information should call 101 quoting 44210198838.