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Rape investigation in Southsea

Rape investigation in Southsea

Rape investigation in Southsea

A 19-year-old woman has reported being raped in Southsea.

The incident happened at around 10pm on Saturday (29) in an alleyway off Clarendon Road.

The woman said she was in the alleyway when a man not known to her attacked her.

She continues to receive support from specialist officers from Hampshire Constabulary.

Detective Inspector Emma Crute said: “To 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 asked to call 101 and quote 44200333243.

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

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