CCTV Of Possible Witness To Sex Attack

Officers investigating a report of a serious sexual assault in the early hours of Thursday, February 9 are now in a position to release a CCTV still of a man who they believe could be an important witness.

Police were called by South Central Ambulance Service shortly after 2am after they attended to a young woman found lying on the ground in the underpass on Dorset Street, near to The Avenue, Southampton.

The 19-year-old had been found by a group of five people walking through the underpass, who called the ambulance after finding her in a distressed state.

She told police she believed she had been sexually assaulted.

Officers say the man in the CCTV is a vital witness who they think saw the woman around the time or shortly before the attack. They are appealing for him or anyone who knows him to come forward. The CCTV shows him wearing a 'Hollister' t-shirt
and standing outside the entrance to Kaos Nightclub, St Mary's Street in the city.

Do you recognise the man in the Hollister top?

Anyone with information about the crime or who knows who the important witness may be is asked to call Detective Constable Theresa Montgomery at Southampton CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.