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Woman sexually assaulted in Southampton city centre

A woman was seriously sexually assaulted in Southampton city centre as she was walking home.

The incident took place in Grosvenor Square, near to the car park, at about 00:20 GMT.

The 25-year-old woman was heading home along Cumberland Place after visiting a friend. She stumbled and fell and was initially assisted by her attacker.

Police have appealed for witnesses. The scene was cordoned off to enable officers to recover forensic evidence.

Officers are appealing to anyone who was around Bedford Place, London Road, Cumberland Place and Grosvenor Square between 00:15 and 01:15 who may have seen or heard anything to contact them.

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