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Three men arrested after assault at shopping centre in Eastleigh

Officers have arrested three men on suspicion of assault offences following an incident at the Swan Centre in Eastleigh yesterday afternoon (30 January)


An altercation ensued between a group of four men at around 2pm, after it is alleged that three of the men had assaulted a female staff member at a kiosk.


The fourth man, who was a bystander, had attempted to intervene in the situation, but was subsequently assaulted by the three men – causing minor injuries – before attempting to steal his mobile phone.


Officers were deployed to the scene and located three men matching the description given by shopping centre staff on Market Street.


A 24-year-old man from Lockerley was arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.


An 18-year-old man of no fixed abode was arrested on suspicion of common assault and using threatening behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.


While a 28-year-old man from Romsey was arrested on suspicion of common assault.


All three were bailed with conditions until Sunday 27 February.