21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of city sex attack

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POLICE investigating an allegation of sexual assault in Portsmouth have arrested a man.

A 50-year-old woman reported she was assaulted in an alleyway off North End Avenue between 11pm and midnight on Saturday, March 12 by a man she met a short time before.

She had spent the later part of the evening at the Avenue Hotel pub opposite Alexandra Park and had left to call a taxi home.

Detectives at Portsmouth CID have now arrested a 21-year-old Portsmouth man. He was questioned on suspicion of rape and bailed until May 18.

Police would like to hear from anyone who may have been in the Avenue Hotel pub that night. Call police on 101.