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Appeal for witnesses following assault in Winchester

Officers are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Winchester.


At just after 9am on Sunday, 9 January the 34-year-old victim was on Stockbridge Road, riding an e-scooter.


He saw a man at the side of the road cutting back a hedge so he slowed down and pedalled the scooter as he went past him.


The man then challenged the victim over his use of an e-scooter, pushing him in the chest repeatedly with a pair of gardening secateurs while shouting at him.


The victim then began filming the man, at which point he walked away.


The victim was left with a small superficial wound to his chest which required hospital treatment.


The man police want to speak to is described as:




-Aged 50 to 60


-Around 5ft 10ns


-Of average build


-With short white hair


Police believe the man in this photograph may have valuable information about the incident so police are asking him to contact them.


S/Sgt Guy Drury, who is leading the investigation, said: “We recognise that the use of private e-scooters is not permitted on public land, and we have spoken to the victim about this.


“But it is not acceptable for anyone to be treated in this manner so we are asking the public to help us identify this man.


“We take all reports of assault seriously and will do all we can to support victims.


“I appreciate the photo does not show the man’s face, but we hope that by releasing it, it may encourage the man to get in touch with us.”


If you have any information you can call 101, quoting 44220010060, or alternatively, go online and submit information via this link https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/