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People inside car may have seen attacker

We do not believe that these people have anything to do with the attack, but they may have seen the offender making off from the scene, so may have vital information that would assist with this investigation. Enquiries in the area have also identified that a man and woman were near to the scene at about 2.30am, having a heated discussion.

– Detective Inspector, Jim Park

Police appeal to driver after serious sexual assault

Police want to speak to the driver of this car Credit: Hampshire Police

Police investigating a serious sexual assault are appealing for the driver of a dark coloured saloon car to contact them.In the early hours of Wednesday July 2nd, a woman was sexually assaulted on Merryoak Road in Bitterne.

The 29-year-old woman has been interviewed by specially trained officers and police have confirmed that they are investigating a report of rape. She was also threatened with the use of a weapon, although she did not see one.

Officers have been examining CCTV and have been able to pinpoint the time of the attack to a nine-minute window between 2.16am and 2.25am.

Shortly after, a dark coloured saloon car drove past the scene. Officers believe that the occupants of this vehicle may have seen the offender leaving the area.

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CCTV images released as police investigate a rape in Southampton

Police appeal for information Credit: Hampshire Police

Police investigating a report of a rape in Southampton are appealing for the driver of a dark coloured saloon vehicle to contact them. A 29 year old woman was assaulted on the early hours of Wednesday July 2 on Merryoak Road in Bitterne.

Officers have released CCTV of a dark coloured saloon car and believe the occupants may have seen the offender leaving the area.

Detective Inspector, Jim Park said: “We do not believe that these people have anything to do with the attack, but they may have vital information that would help this investigation.”

Enquiries in the area have also identified that a man and woman were near to the scene at about 2.30am, having a heated discussion.

DI Park added: “We are very keen to speak to the occupants of the car and the couple stood in Merryoak Road shortly after the incident. It’s likely these people were unaware that a serious crime was being committed at the time.

Neither of these people should be concerned about coming forward but I would urge them to make contact as soon as possible as they may have the vital piece of information that we need to identify a suspect.”

Southampton man charged with terrorism offence

A 36-year-old man from Southampton has been charged with an offence under the Terrorism Act, following a joint investigation by Hampshire Constabulary and the South East Counter Terrorism Unit.

Mark Colborne, of Butts Road, Sholing, was charged on Monday night with engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorist acts contrary to section 5(1) of the Terrorism Act 2006He was remanded in custody to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court today.

This charge follows an arrest and search at an address in Butts Road on June 3 this year._ It is not part of a wider investigation and there is no threat to the local community.

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Man charged with murder due before crown court

Morris Road, Southampton
The area around Morris Road was closed after the incident on Monday

A man charged with the murder of a pensioner is due before court today. 70 year old John Wildig died at Southampton General Hospital after being found with multiple stab wounds on Morris Road in the city on Monday night.

Paul Humphries who's 35 and from Morris Road has been remanded in custody to appear at Winchester Crown Court later today.

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