A MAN has been charged with kidnap and making threats to kill following an incident in a park in Eastleigh.

The 19-year-old has also been charged with intending to commit a sex attack.

It comes as Hampshire Police invetigate an allegation of serious assault on a 19-year-old woman in Leigh Road Park at approximately 2.15am yesterday morning.

The woman was taken to Southampton General Hospital following the incident suffering from soft tissue bruising.

A statement from Hampshire Police said that a man has been charged with actual bodily harm, kidnap with intent to commit a sexual offence and threats to kill against the woman.

He has also been charged with robbery.

This relates to a separate incident where a man grabbed and ran off with, the handbag of a 24-year-old woman he had spoken to in East Park, Southampton in the early hours of Saturday, August 1.

Jeremy Blake Simmons of no fixed address has been remanded in custody to appear before the youth remand court at Southampton Magistrates Court on Monday, August 10.