POLICE have made a fresh appeal in the hunt for a rapist who attacked a teenager in a Southampton park.

Officers are calling for residents near Riverside Park who have private CCTV to come forward, to help in their investigation after an 18-year-old woman was raped on Sunday night.

Detectives say they are specifically looking for footage from homes on Wessex Lane, Woodmill Lane and Manor Farm Road on Sunday evening between 10pm and 1am.

Drivers with dashcam footage of the area at that time are also asked to come forward.


Chief Inspector Phil Lamb said: "We have been carrying out a number of enquiries in the Riverside Park area today and our appeal for information and witnesses continues.

"We are particularly keen on hearing from residents of Wessex Lane, Woodmill Lane and Manor Farm Road who have private CCTV that captures pedestrians on the pavement. We would also like to hear from drivers with dash cam footage.

"You may not live in this area but were you travelling through on Sunday night?

"If you have CCTV or footage from your dash cam between the relevant times, please could we ask that you get in touch with us so that we can review it.

"Just call 101 and quote Operation Scorch or 44180450724."

Officers from Southampton North Neighbourhood Policing Team continue to carry out patrols in the area.