Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Man raped in sex attack on Southampton footpath

A man was raped after being attacked on a footpath in Southampton.

The incident happened near the Clover Nook Flats, off Old Redbridge Road, at about 05:00 BST.

The 22-year-old was walking along a footpath when he was approached by a male stranger who raped him before running away, police said.

The suspect is described as white, 5ft 8in tall with short hair and wore a white T-shirt, blue jeans and white trainers. He also had a tribal tattoo.

Officers carried out house-to-house inquiries earlier and sealed the area off for forensic investigation.

Hampshire police are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to contact them.

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