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Man arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in Southampton

Police have today (Thursday 16 December) arrested a man on suspicion of sexual assault after a 12-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on Wimpson Lane at 7.30am on Tuesday 14 December.


It was reported a man unknown to her approached her and her friend and sexually assaulted her.

Yesterday, police made an appeal for information, witnesses and dash cam footage. Police continue to appeal for this. They are urgeing anyone who was in the area of Wimpson Lane or Romsey Road between 7.20am and 7.40am on Tuesday morning to get in touch with them.

Today, as part of police enquiries, we have arrested a 19-year-old man from Southampton on suspicion of sexual assault.

He remains in police custody at this time.

The girl continues to be supported by specialist officers.  

If you have any information or footage that you think can help, please call 101 and quote 44210499863.