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Officers investigating an assault in St Mary’s Churchyard in Fratton have made an arrest, and continue to appeal for information.
As previously reported, it’s alleged a woman in her 50s was subjected to an unprovoked assault by a man she did not know in the churchyard at around 3am on Tuesday 14 July.
She sustained some facial injuries as a result, but these did not require hospital treatment.
The man was described as white, very slim, aged in his late 20s or early 30s, with dark curly hair at ear length, a pale complexion, wide dark eyes and a round child-like face.
He was described as wearing a light-coloured top, round ‘Harry Potter’ style glasses and he had a rucksack on his back.
Officers have arrested a 28-year-old man from Havant on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
He has been released from custody, but remains under investigation while our enquiries continue.
We would like to thank the public for their support, and continue to ask you to read the appeals, look at the E-fit we have circulated, and provide any information you have to us.
In the meantime, officers continue to carry out enquiries in the area after dark.
Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101 quoting 44200260042.
Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111, or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org
For advice on how to stay safe after dark, you can visit our website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/violence/stay-safe/