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Appeal for witnesses following rape in Fareham

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a 22-year-old woman reported she was raped in Fareham


The incident happened sometime between 1.30am and 2.45am this morning, Saturday, 19 March.


The woman reported that she was walking along the High Street in Fareham when a man unknown to her approached her. 


The man then threatened her before attacking her in the area of a footbridge that goes over Western Way, close to Fareham train station. 


The man is described as being: 


 ·       White


·       Aged late 20s – early 30s 


·       Approximately 5ft 11 inches tall


·       Slim build


·       He had a full beard that was blonde / grey in colour.


An investigation is underway and the woman is being supported by specially trained officers. 


Detective Constable Steve Finnis from Hampshire Constabulary’s Operation Amberstone team said “Officers are carrying out extensive enquiries to ascertain the exact circumstances and we would like to appeal to anyone who was in the vicinity in the early hours this morning to get in touch.  


“Were you in the area this morning between 1.30am and 2.45am? Did you see anything suspicious or anyone matching the description above? 


 “Perhaps you have CCTV or were driving in the area at the time and have dash-cam footage?


“Officers from Fareham’s Neighbourhood Policing Team will be carrying out increased patrols in the area. If you have any concerns or information, please don’t hesitate to speak to them.  


Anyone with any information, no matter how small or insignificant you think it might be, please contact police as it could really help the investigation. Call police on 101 quoting 44220109191.