CCTV image released after Portsmouth assault

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POLICE are hunting for this man after a woman was assaulted.

Hampshire Constabulary have released this CCTV image after a 17-year-old woman was assaulted at King George V playing fields, in Cosham, between 9.40pm and 10.30pm on Wednesday, September 11.

The woman was walking through Cosham High Street when she was approached by a man and engaged in conversation. They went to a pub in the High Street.

After leaving the pub the woman was followed by the man to the playing field where she was assaulted. The woman managed to fight him off and ran away uninjured.

The offender was black, aged in his 30s or 40s, about 5ft 7in, wearing dark clothes, had a strong accent and had a black tooth on the right next to his front teeth.

Call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.