Officers investigating a series of suspicious incidents in the Portswood area of Southampton have now charged a man.

Mamadou Sadio Diallo, 31, of Mayfair Drive in Newbury, has been charged with three counts of assault and one count of possessing a sharp pointed article in a public place.

The charges come after police were made aware of three sightings overnight on Monday, November 13, into Tuesday, November 14, of a man acting in a suspicious manner.

It was reported that a man had been seen threatening two young women with a pair of scissors and acting in a verbally abusive manner.

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In a statement, a spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “Throughout the course of our enquiries we were made aware of further similar incidents between Thursday, November 9, and Monday, November 13.

“No-one has reported any injuries as a result of these incidents.”

Diallo is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court today – Friday, November 17.