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Police investigate rape of woman in Southampton park

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An investigation is underway after a 19-year-old woman was raped in Southampton.

The victim reported being attacked in a park in Northam between Union Road and Summers Street on Sunday night.

Officers deployed to the scene and were at the location yesterday (Monday 12th August) carrying out initial enquiries.

The woman is being supported by specialist officers.

Officers investigating the incident would like to hear from anyone who was in this area of Northam on Sunday night, particularly the area between the Prince of Wales pub, Union Road and Summers Street.

Detective Sergeant Sean Owens, from the Western Investigation Team, said: “We are in the early stages of the investigation and in order for us to find out the exact circumstances what happened we would like to hear from anyone who was in this is area at the time the incident occurred. “It was still light when the attack happened and I believe someone to have seen a man or woman in this area of Northam. No matter how small your information, it could be significant to our investigation, so please do get in touch

Officers have stepped up patrols around the area.