A SUSPECT has been arrested after a 26-year-old woman was raped in a park in Southampton.

The 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape and is in police custody at this time.

The arrest comes after the woman, 26, was approached and raped in Hoglands Park on the evening of Monday, March 5.

The park was cordoned off for some time while officers carried out enquiries, and local neighbourhood officers have increased patrols in the area since the incident.

If you have any information relating to this case, call 101 quoting reference 44180084644, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.