University campus in Cardiff closed as police investigate 'serious sexual assault'

The University of South Wales' Cardiff campus has been temporarily closed. Credit: Google

The Cardiff campus of the University of South Wales has been temporarily closed as part of police investigations into a serious sexual assault.

The building on Adam Street in Cardiff had forensic officers working outside it on Sunday.

South Wales Police said it was investigating an incident that took place at around 11pm on Saturday night, which the force described as a "serious sexual assault".

In a statement, South Wales Police said: "South Wales Police is investigating a serious sexual assault in the vicinity of Sandon Street and Adam Street, Cardiff, shortly before 11pm last night (Saturday, September 18).

"Police cordons are in place while extensive enquiries are carried out in this part of the city centre.

"Police cordons are in place while extensive enquiries are carried out in this part of the city centre.

"Anyone with information can contact South Wales Police quoting occurrence number *330151".

The University put a statement on its website saying the building is expected to reopen on Monday.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Cardiff Campus will be closed for the rest of today", the university said.