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Appeal for witnesses following assault on Pains Road, Portsmouth

Officers investigating an assault in Portsmouth on Christmas Day are appealing for witnesses.


At approximately 3.40pm on Saturday 25 December it was reported to police that two people were involved in an altercation on Pains Road.


A 17-year-old boy was assaulted to the head, suffering a serious but not life threatening injury.


Police would like to speak to a man, seen in the area at the time, in connection with the incident.


He is described as: Black Aged in his 20s Around 5’8 in height Of slim build Black hair Wearing a black coat, black jeans and grey or white trainers.


Investigating officers believe that as the man was walking away from the area towards St Andrews Road he stopped to speak to a man with a dog.


Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time, particularly the man who was walking his dog along Pains Road.


Were you in or around Pains Road at the time of the incident?

Did you see or hear anything?

Perhaps you were driving through the area and have Dash Cam footage that captured the incident or the man in the moments afterwards?


Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference 44210515198.

Alternatively, go online and submit information via the following form: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/