Appeal for men who helped teenager

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old girl was assaulted near a Basingstoke nightclub during the early hours of Saturday morning.

Between 1.30am and 1.40am, the 16-year-old was approached by a man in Old Reading Road. The man assaulted her before she fought him off.

Officers are particularly keen to speak to two men who are believed to have been standing near to the doors of the Poison nightclub at the time the incident took place, and who they believe may have helped the distressed teenager..

“We’d really like to speak to those two men as witnesses as they could provide us with some really vital evidence,” said DC Simon Quickfall.

A 43-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in custody.