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CCTV appeal following assault in Portsmouth.

Do you recognise this man?

We are issuing an image of a man we would like to speak to following an assault that left a 39 year-old man with a broken nose and fingers in Portsmouth.

The victim was also treated for cuts and bruises after he was assaulted close to Brothers Convenience Store on Fratton Road at around 11:50pm on Thursday 14 March and again later on Waverley Road at around 00:50am the following morning by two men.

We’ve carried out enquiries in the area, including reviewing CCTV. A 27 year-old man was initially arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm as part of our investigation. He was released without charge and will face no further action. A second man, aged 26, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and causing grievous bodily harm. He has been bailed until 18 June pending further enquiries.

We are now issuing an image of a man who may have seen what happened and be able to assist our investigation.

He is described as:

  • White.
  • Aged in his twenties.
  • Around 6ft tall.
  • Average build.
  • He has black hair that is very short on the sides and long on the top, and facial hair.
  • He was wearing grey tracksuit bottoms, and dark hooded top, and an orange hi-visibility jacket.
  • Anyone who has any information that may assist our enquiries or who recognises the man is asked to call 101 quoting 44240111322 or submit information via our website: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/  

    Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111, or visit their website: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/

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