Woman Raped on Seafront by ‘Male Wearing Surgical Mask’ as Police Issue Appeal

The 40-year-old woman was walking next to the sea in Southsea, Hampshire, when a man grabbed her from behind and assaulted her on Monday night.

A woman was raped on a seafront by a male who is believed to have worn a surgical mask.

The 40-year-old woman was walking next to the sea in Southsea, Hampshire, when a man grabbed her from behind and assaulted her.

Hampshire Police are now appealing for witnesses to the attack which happed in a park next to the seafront on the Clarence Esplanade on Monday night.

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A 19-year-old male has been arrested on suspicion of rape but has been released under investigation.

The 40-year-old woman was walking next to the sea in Southsea, Hampshire

The woman is being treated at Queen Alexandra Hospital for a suspected fractured cheekbone.

She also suffered bruising to her face, arms, legs and back.

Her attacker is described as white, heavily built and with facial hair.

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Police are appealing for anyone with information about the attack, which took place on Monday 3 August between 9pm and 11.30pm, to come forward.  

Acting Detective Inspector Wayne Jackson, said: “We know this area of the park is used widely by residents and it’s a popular walk-through and we would like to appeal to those who were in the vicinity Monday night to get in contact with us.”

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