Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted on Eastney Esplanade
At approximately 4.45pm on Friday 12 August, a man in his 20s was approached by three men in a white van on the beach side of the esplanade, opposite the Royal Marines Museum.
He was then threatened and assaulted, leaving him with bruises and a number of stitches to his face following hospital treatment.
The first man is described as:
Aged between 35 and 45-years-old
Of large, muscular build
Wearing shorts and no shirt
Lots of tattoos on his arm and chest.
The second man is described as:
Aged between 45 and 50-years-old
Of large, stocky build
Black facial hair
Wearing a white t-shirt, dark shorts, dark shoes and sunglasses.
The third man is described as:
Of large build
Wearing shorts and no shirt.
Police believe there was a number of people in the area at the time and would like to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or may have seen the white van or any other vehicle that was involved.
Police would also like to hear from anyone who was driving or cycling through the area at the time and has dash cam or camera footage that may assist with enquiries.
As part of the investigation police have arrested a 51-year-old man from Waterlooville on suspicion of threats to kill and assault. He has been released from police custody but remains under investigation while enquiries continue.
Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 44220326930. Alternatively, go online and submit information via https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/