Appeal for witnesses following rape in Southampton
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We’re appealing for witnesses following a rape on Somerset Avenue, Southampton, on Saturday, 22 May.
Sometime between 9.30pm and 10.15pm, a man in his 50’s was approached by two men unknown to him as he walked along Somerset Avenue. One of the men then raped him in an overgrown area nearby.
The first man is described as:
- Aged 20-30-years-old
- Between 6ft 1and 6ft 2 inches tall
- Skinny build
- Dressed all in black with a hooded top, black mask/snood and a black rucksack
- Spoke with a local accent
We do not have a physical description of the second man at this time, however he’s been described as having a local accent.
We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Exford Avenue or Somerset Avenue between 9.30pm and 10pm on Saturday, 22 May.
Did you see anything suspicious? Did you see anyone matching the descriptions above?
The victim is being supported by specialist officers and an investigation is underway.
Officers are carrying out increased patrols in the area. If you have any concerns please don’t hesitate to speak to one of them.
Anyone with information should call 101 quoting 44210198838.