Police cordon in Riverside Park following reported rape

riverside park police presence 600px 20220309 111226Parts of Riverside Park have been cordoned off by police, who appeared to be collecting forensic evidence on Wednesday morning (March 9) following a reported rape.

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Around six police vehicles were seen near to the scene in the park at the Woodmill end.

Police say they were called on Tuesday evening .

In a statement they said: “We were called at 11.24pm yesterday (February [March] 8) to a report of a rape against an 18-year-old woman in Southampton.

“The incident is said to have happened yesterday evening in Riverside Park.

“A [crime] scene is currently in place there and officers continue to carry out enquiries.

“The woman is being supported by specialist officers.”

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Updated: the original version referred to February. This has been corrected to March.

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