Woman sexually assaulted in a Portsmouth alleyway

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A 50-YEAR-OLD woman was sexually assaulted in a Portsmouth alleyway.

The victim was walking down the alleyway, off North End Avenue, North End, between 11pm and midnight on Saturday,

She had spent part of evening in the nearby Avenue Hotel pub, Twyford Avenue, Stamshaw, and had left to call a taxi home.

The assault happened just after that and the victim said she had met the man moments earlier.

The man was white, about 6ft 2in tall, and had short, dark brown hair. He was slim and wore a blue top with horizontal white stripes.

Det Sgt Fiona Holland, from Portsmouth CID, said: ‘We understand the woman met the man and walked with him a short distance to the alleyway.

‘I’m particularly keen to talk to anyone who’d been at the Avenue Hotel that evening and who may have seen either the victim, a man matching that description, or both of them together.’

Anyone with information should call 101, 0845 045 45 45 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.