A MAN in his 50s has been charged with sexual assault following an incident in the Waltham Chase area.

This follows a report of an assault on Thursday, March 7.

Norman Albert Lillywhite, 59, of Winchester Road in Waltham Chase, will appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on Friday, March 22.

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PC Dave Brown, from Bishop's Waltham Neighbourhood Team, said: "While incidents of this nature and seriousness are rare in this area, we always treat any reports of sexual assault seriously.

"Our work tacking violence and sexual offending against woman and girls remains one of our highest priorities."