Leigh Park attempted rape arrest as woman, 21, 'grabbed' by man near stream

A WOMAN was grabbed by a man who attempted to rape her near a stream, police have said.

Sunday, 5th December 2021, 11:06 am

The 21-year-old was walking near Heritage Stream towards Purbrook Way, Leigh Park, on Friday night but managed to run off.

Detectives investigating the attempted rape have arrested a 57-year-old man in connection with the incident.

He has been released on conditional bail until later this month.

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Police at a pathway south of Purbrook Way in Leigh Park. Picture: Karl Browning

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‘She was grabbed by a man who attempted to rape her and she managed to run off,’ a Hampshire police spokesman said.

The area was cordoned off until Saturday evening following the attack at 7.45pm on Friday.

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting Operation Sign.

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