POLICE are investigating a report of a "serious sexual assault" on a 24-year old woman in Winchester.

As part of enquiries, officers have cordoned off an area of garden outside Windsor House in Lawn Street.

The incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday, May 14 near Windsor House.

A police spokesman said: "An investigation is in its initial stages and officers are in the area of Lawn Street carrying out enquiries.

"The woman is being supported by specially trained officers."

No arrests have been made at this time.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44190165181.