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Appeal for witnesses after man knocked unconscious in Southampton

Police appealing for witnesses to an assault which occurred in Southampton


At around 9.45pm last night (9 July), a man in his 40s was walking with a friend along Crabwood Road, near the junction with Glencoyne Gardens, when they were approached by two men coming from the direction of Wimpson Lane.


One of the men was shirtless, and the other was described as wearing a black T-shirt.


The shirtless man then punched the man in his 40s, knocking him unconscious and causing him to suffer a laceration to his head.


Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to please contact them.


Officers believe there were other people around who would have seen what happened, including a man with tattoos who may have tried to intervene and pursued the suspect from the scene, and a man who came down from the block of flats on Wimpson Lane which overlook Crabwood Road.


Anyone with information, or any moving footage of this incident, is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44220275124. You can also submit information to police via their website here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org