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Police Appeal After Fisherman Assaulted by Youths in Hilsea

Published: 11th August 2019 19:25
Police are appealing for information and witnesses after a 54 year old fisherman was seriously assaulted by a group of youths in Foxes Forest, Portsmouth. 

The incident occurred between 4pm and 4.45pm on Thursday, August 8 on a path under the footbridge over the M27 near Perrone Road, Hilsea. 

The victim was fishing when he was involved in a confrontation with a group of young males aged between 14 and 18 years old. 

He was assaulted and received serious injuries including a fractured jaw and fractured ribs that required hospital treatment. 

The group of males are believed to be white and between 14-18 years old, One suspect has dark hair and was wearing a white t-shirt. Another was of a chubby build, with long messy browny/blonde hair. 

A female cyclist stopped to help the victim. Was it you or do you know who it was? 

Were you in the vicinity? Did you see a group of young males in the area or witness anything suspicous? 

If you can help, please call 101, quoting reference  44190280708

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