Woman seriously assaulted in Boyatt Wood

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Victim used a footpath from Selbourne Drive to Whyteways before the assault took place.

The police are appealing for witnesses after a 22-year-old woman was seriously sexually assaulted in Boyatt Wood last night (January 8).

The victim walked down Beaulieu Road before going through an alleyway to Selbourne Drive at about 11.30 pm. She then went through another alleyway into Whyteways, when she was attacked.

A 20-year-old man from Eastleigh has been arrested.

Officers are carrying out house to house enquiries in the area.

This is the second serious assault in Eastleigh in the last three weeks. On December 21 a man was injured in a doorstep attack with a Samurai sword at Heinz Burt Close just a mile away from the scene of last night’s attack.