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Police hunt for alleged attacker

Police want to speak to three people in connection with an attack Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Detectives investigating an allegation of the rape of a 22-year-old Southampton man have released a CCTV photo of three people who may be vital witnesses in the hunt for the attacker.

The image shows three people walking along The Avenue, away from the city centre and on a route which would pass the end of Cemetery Road.

The victim told police he was walking home along The Avenue at about 3am Saturday, October 5th, after a night out. He said he heard crying from the pay and display parking area of Cemetery Road. When he went to investigate, the victim was dragged into bushes and raped.

Fresh appeal after woman attacked this summer

Police have launched a fresh appeal after a woman was attacked in Brighton, in what is thought to be an attempted rape.

A man ran from behind the 19-year-old victim, grabbed her hair and assaulted her on Friday 19th July at around 2:50am.

She was able to bravely fight off the attacker.

The man was white, in his 20's with a slim but muscular build.

He had short blond/brown hair that was flat and brushed forward at the front.

He was wearing a white short sleeved top with a pattern on it, possibly with blue and red colouring in it.

Detective Inspector Lee Horner said, "We are determined to catch the man responsible for the attack and hope to get more witnesses who may have been away from Brighton and Hove during our last appeal.

"This was a terrifying incident for the victim who did well to fend off her attacker."


Attack in car park leaves man seriously hurt

Surrey Police is appealing for information after a man was found with serious facial injuries in the stairwell of a multi-storey car park in Guildford. The victim, a man in his 40s, was found by a security guard on level 5 of the car park on York Road around 5.20am on Saturday, 3 August.

He was treated by ambulance crews at the scene and was taken to hospital for treatment to a possible fractured eye socket and broken jaw.

We are currently working with the victim to ascertain the full circumstances surrounding the incident and how he sustained his injuries. I would appeal to anyone who was in the York Road area between 9pm (Friday, 2 August) and the time the man was found and who saw anything suspicious which may assist with the investigation to contact us with information.

– Detective Inspector Martin Stables

Appeal after couples attacked after Ascot races

CCTV still of the women the Transport Police would like to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

Three women were attacked by two couples on a Waterloo-bound train following Ascot races.

The women used foul and abusive language towards the two couples- two men and two women.

The abuse continued on Richmond train station where the three women tried to attack the group of four before running away.

British Transport Police are continuing their investigation after receiving CCTV footage of the three women they want to speak to about the incident on Friday, June 21.

PC Neil Allison said: "This is a particularly violent and aggressive attack on two couples who had not done anything to provoke it.

"This is believed to be a very busy train service, with many of the passengers returning from a day at Ascot races. I am sure that other passengers on the train and at Richmond station may have information key to our investigation."

CCTV still of the third woman the British Transport Police are going to speak to Credit: British Transport Police

5 arrested after attack on 12 year old girl

Police are appealing for witnesses after an unprovoked attack on a twelve year old girl in the grounds of the Mountbatten Centre near Northern Parade in Portsmouth.

At around 5.35pm on Tuesday a 12-year-old girl, who had been playing in the park, went to leave on her bicycle as it was getting dark.

A group of teenagers were in the park. One of them approached the girl and put a stick into her back wheel, causing her to fall from the bike. One of the teenagers then got onto her bike and cycled off while the rest of the group started to assault the girl as she was on the ground.

The victim sustained cuts and bruising. The pink mountain bike she was riding has since been recovered by police. Five teenagers were arrested on suspicion of robbery, questioned, and bailed until March 20.

"The robbery took place in a popular area for joggers and dog walkers. It seems the girl was picked on by the group while she was at the playground. Police were in the area at the time, recovered the bike, and made several arrests. I am hoping that someone in the area may have seen what happened."

– Investigating officer Detective Constable Pete Bambury

Police hunt sex attacker

Police want to speak to this man about an attack on a 26-year-old woman Credit: Dorset Police

Police in Poole hunting a sex attacker have released an image of a man they want to speak to.

The victim, a 26-year-old Christchurch woman, was inappropriately touched by an unknown man but did not sustain any injuries.

The incident happened along Commercial Road, near to the Civic Centre by the crossing leading to North Road, at around 8.30am on February 4.

Police Constable Deborah Day, of Poole police, said: “This was a frightening incident for the victim.

“He (the offender) is described as a white man of slim build, around five feet eight inches tall with short brown hair.

“He was wearing blue jeans and a jacket with the hood pulled up."

Anyone who recognises this man is urged to call Dorset Police on the non-emergency number 101.


'Race' attack victim could lose eye

A man could lose an eye after being brutally attacked in Brighton by a gang in a suspected racial assault in the early hours of New Year's Day.

The 23-year-old and a friend were targeted as they walked down Lewes Road at around 3.25am.

A member of the public grabbed one of the attackers and flagged down a passing police car as the rest of the gang ran off.

Det Insp Miles Ockwell, of Sussex Police, said the victim is thought to have been subjected to a barrage of racist abuse leading up to the attack.

This was a very serious assault and the victim remains in the Royal Sussex County Hospital where he may lose an eye as a result of the attack.

"We believe that racist language was directed towards the victim and his friend before they were attacked and we are keen to establish the exact circumstances."

– Det Insp Miles Ockwell

A 19-year-old man from Burgess Hill was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of Class A drugs and cannabis, and was released on police bail until March 6.

Two men arrested over pub attack

A 28 year old man has been critically injured during an assault outside a pub in Canterbury in Kent.

It happened outside the Thomas Ingoldsby public house in Burgate at 12.10am on Saturday morning.

Officers called to the scene found the Canterbury man semi-conscious after he received a blow to the back of his head. He was taken to the QEQM Hospital in Margate but transferred later to Kings College Hospital where his condition is critical.

Witnesses described seeing two men leaving the scene and later a 22-year-old man and 23-year-old man, both from Canterbury, were arrested. They are currently in custody.

Anyone who can assist the investigation or has information is urged to contact Kent Police on 101.

Trial due to start after footballer attack

Robert Hughes suffered severe memory loss after being attacked in Crete Credit: ITV Daybreak

Six men accused of attacking a former Oxford United football player are due in court today. Robert Hughes was in a coma for two days and suffered severe memory loss after the assault in Crete four years ago. He's preparing to give evidence at the trial.

Robert Hughes was in a coma for 2 days after the attack Credit: ITV Daybreak

Gun attack arrests

Detectives investigating three reports of pellets being fired at moving vehicles on the M20 have arrested five people.

The attacks happened one evening last month on the London-bound section of the M20 at the junction with the M26.

At least one motorist was hurt.

A 17 year old woman, an 18 year-old man and a 19 year-old man, all from West Malling, had already been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage with intent to endanger life.

This morning a 15 year-old boy and a 20 year-old man, both from West Malling, were arrested and are currently in custody.

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