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Man charged following string of suspicious incidents in Portswood

Officers investigating a series of suspicious incidents in the Portswood area of Southampton have now charged a man.


Mamadou Sadio Diallo, 31, of Mayfair Drive in Newbury, has been charged with three counts of assault and one count of possessing a sharp pointed article in a public place.


The charges come after we were made aware of three sightings overnight on Monday 13 November into Tuesday 14 November of a man acting in a suspicious manner. It was reported on a number of these occasions that a man had been seen holding a pair of scissors acting in a verbally abusive manner.



Throughout the course of our enquiries we were made aware of further incidents between Thursday 9 November and Monday 13 November. 


No-one has reported any injuries as a result of these incidents.


Diallo is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 17 November).

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