Woman sexually assaulted on Hayling Island

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A WOMAN has been sexually assaulted by a man on Hayling Island.

The 24-year-old woman was attacked on Southwood Road near the junction of a cul-de-sac, also called Southwood Road between 10.30pm and 11.30pm on Wednesday, September 5.

The suspect is described as being a skinny white male, aged between 17 and 20-years-old and about 5ft 9ins tall. He has dark hair and was wearing a red hoody at the time of the attack.

Detective Sergeant Elizabeth Brunt said: ‘We are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed this incident or anyone who recognises the suspect from the description.

‘Thankfully this is a very rare occurrence on the island; however increased police patrols have been put in place to help to reassure the community.’

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Waterlooville police station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000.

Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.