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22 October 2013, 06:23
Southampton police are looking for a sex attacker who assaulted a woman in bushes, on her way home from a pub.
It happened in the early hours of Saturday 19 October.
She made her way from the Big Cheese pub on West End Road, along Townhill Way and then down Meggeson Avenue sometime between 12.30am and 1.30am.
Along the journey the 35-year-old was sexually assaulted in some bushes.
Officers are now trying to trace three men who left the pub with her. She became separated from them on her journey. They are not believed to have been involved and are not suspects but they may have vital information about what happened. One of the men is thought to be called Phil and another is known as 'Twigs'.
Officers are asking for all three men to contact them along with anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in either road between the times stated.
The attacker is described as more than 5ft 6inches tall with blond hair which with slicked back into a quiff style. He was wearing a navy coat and had very bright blue eyes.
Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Detective Constable Tom Hewitt in the Western Area CID Team at Southampton Central police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.