Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton boy arrested on suspicion of rape of girl

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old girl.

The girl told police she had suffered a serious sexual assault in an area of Lords Wood, off Coxford Road, Southampton, on Thursday morning.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on Thursday night and is being questioned by detectives.

Forensic teams carried out a search of the scene on Thursday and police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Officers say at this stage they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

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