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Police appeal to the public for information following serious assault Petersfield

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Petersfield in the early hours of Saturday morning (April 9)


The incident occurred around 1.30am in Chapel Street, and involved five men attacking a man in his 20s, causing him a serious head injury.


It has been reported the incident followed a disagreement in The George pub earlier in the night, at around 11pm on Friday 8 April, involving one of the group and the victim.


Officers are carrying out enquiries in the area.


Officers are keen to speak with anyone who can assist police enquiries or who knows anything about the group.


The group are described as being all around 20 years old, white, of slim build and between 5ft 5ins and 6ft tall.


One of the group was wearing a black puffer jacket, dark blue denim jeans, and white Nike Air Force trainers.


Two had on black jackets or tops, with one wearing a balaclava over his face and one had on a face mask.


A 19-year-old man from Petersfield has been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent. He remains in custody at this time.


Investigating offficer DC Thomas Bailey said: “This incident has led to a man suffering a serious head injury and we are determined to identify those who caused this.


“I am certain that someone in the community knows who was involved in this incident and I am appealing to anyone with information to get in touch.


“Regardless of how small a detail you think something may be, it could be important to our investigation, so please do not hesitate to let us know.”


Anyone with information can call 101, quoting the reference 44220139207.


Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.