Tag: Sexual Assault

Rapist Ex-Councillor gets 17 years

Mark McCormick

A former chair of Bursledon Parish Council, who opposed the introduction of child safe-guarding measures at the village community centre, has been sentenced to a total of 17 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty to historic charges of rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court, Mark McCormick,…

Ex Parish Council Chair admits child sex offences

Mark McCormick

A former Bursledon parish councillor, has pleaded guilty to rape and multiple charges involving indecent assaults on children. Appearing at Southampton Crown Court yesterday, Mark McCormick, 49, of Griffon Close, Bursledon, admitted raping a 16-year-old girl, multiple incidents of indecent assault on  children, and one count of taking indecent photographs of a child. McCormick, a…

Former Councillor faces child sex charges

The former Chair of Bursledon Parish Council has appeared at Southampton Magistrates Court today charged with child sex offences. Mark McCormick (48) is alleged to have carried a number of indecent assaults against children under the age 16 between 1997 and 2014. McCormick, of no fixed abode, did not enter a plea and was bailed…

Update: Police appeal following sex assault

Police at Eastleigh who are questioning a man suspected of sexually assaulting a young woman are appealing to a woman and two men who helped the victim to contact them. The 24-year-old woman was walking home from Fleming Park Leisure Centre on Thursday night, May 30, when she became aware of a man walking behind her…

Rape victim “I can’t trust people”

A woman has come forward to talk about what life has been like after she was raped by a stranger two and a half years ago. In a video released as part of ‘Rape Awareness Week’, the woman has told of how her confidence trust in people has been affected In September 2009 the victim,…

Police Hunt Sex Attack Hoodie

Detectives in Eastleigh have released this efit of the suspect they believe is responsible for sexually assaulting a 22 year old local woman in the town’s Fleming Park on the evening of Monday March 8. He is described as: White, no more than 25 years old and approximately 5ft 8ins tall with thin to average build, He had…

Appeal on Fleming Park Sex Assault

Detectives in Eastleigh are investigating allegations that a woman in her 20’s was the victim of a sexual assault on Monday evening, March 8. The incident is alleged to have taken place in Fleming Park, Eastleigh, sometime between 9.30 and 10-00pm in the area between Derby Road and Nightingale Avenue. Detectives are keen to speak…