Police seal off road after sexual assault in Southsea Hampshire Police have sealed of Talbot road area, Southsea, this morning as they investigate a sexual assault. A 48-year-old woman was out walking two dogs when she was approached from behind by a man in the Manners Lane area at around 5.45am. The man was disturbed when two male cyclists road past, causing him to flee the scene. The victim suffered a minor injury to her face and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital as a precaution. The offender is described as white, approximately 5ft 8ins to 5ft 9ins tall. He was wearing dark clothing including a hooded top with the hood up and gloves which may have been leather. Officers are appealing for the two cyclists to come forward as they may have information which could help the investigation. They would also like to speak to a woman who was in the area and was approached by the victim a short time after the assault.
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April showers dampen summer holiday bookings German travel agents saw an 11% drop in summer holiday bookings last month although demand was better for winter holidays, according to new figures. Germans are not convinced about booking summer holidays. Travel agencies in Germany recorded an 8% drop in overall holiday sales in April despite cold and rainy weather, the latest representative sales analysis of 1,500 agencies by market researchers GfK found. In comparison, there had been a 7% sales increase in April 2016. The downturn was partly due to this year’s late Easter holiday, when sales are traditionally lower. Summer bookings, which accounted for 77% of all sales last month, slumped by 11% in April (compared to a 3% rise in the same month last year). However, taking into account March, when summer sales soared by 8%, the two months combined showed a 2% fall. As a result, cumulated sales for summer 2017 holidays fell back by two percentage points from last month to 3.2% growth as of end-April. Most summer months showed booking falls in April, led by July and including May, August and October. In contrast, there were good early bookings for winter 2017/18 holidays as tour operators opened up more of their winter programmes for travel agency bookings. Sales rose by 5% and accounted for over 19% of total sales last month. There was also a slight 1% rise in late sales of winter 2016/17 holidays, leaving the November 2016 – April 2017 winter season showing an overall 2.7% drop in sales. The GfK figures were similar to those in the monthly survey of 2,500 agencies by IT services company TATS. This showed a 6.1% drop in leisure travel bookings in April, due to the Easter holiday impact, following a 12.8% rise in March.
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