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.