Hampshire Alert Header Hampshire Alert Header
Click here to sign up to Isle of White Alert Click here to login to your Isle of White	Alert account

Witness appeal after man seriously assaulted in Portsmouth

Alert message sent 28/04/2021 17:06:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

We are appealing for witnesses after man was seriously assaulted whilst walking his dog in a park near St Mary’s Church in Fratton on Sunday 25 April.

The man, aged in his 20s, was walking his dog at a park next to Woodland Street, Fratton, at around 5.15pm when he walked past a group of 15 to 20 men next to several parked cars.

After a brief exchange, the group walked towards him and his dog ran away – at which point they pulled the man over and began kicking and punching him repeatedly in the face and torso.

It has been reported he was dragged to the kerb but managed to run away, and has been left with internal bruising and facial injuries.

The men have been described as white, aged between 20 and 40 and are said to have been speaking a foreign language, possibly Romanian, during the attack.

One particular man was also described as 5ft 10ins tall, of a large build and wearing a black tracksuit with white stripes on the arms and black trainers.

The group reportedly drove away from the scene in a charcoal grey BMW, a white Mercedes and a metallic red VW Golf.

DC Heather Wensley said: “This was an unprovoked attack in daylight hours while a man was just out walking his dog.

“We want to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of St Mary’s Church on Sunday afternoon who saw this incident, or this group and the vehicles described.

“We would also like to hear from nearby residents who might have CCTV footage that could assist us in identifying those involved.”

Anyone with information can call us on 101, quoting reference number 44210157173. Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Message sent by
James Butler (Police, Corporate Communications Officer, Hampshire and Isle of Wight)

Message tag words

Back to previous page
Click here to tweet this message to your followers

Discuss this alert message

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to support@neighbourhoodalert.co.uk.

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service.