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Witness appeal following assault in Portsmouth

Police are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was assaulted in Portsmouth


At around 2.40pm on Friday 22 July, a man in his 20s was approached by two men on Victory Road, near Gunwharf Quays.


The victim was punched and knocked to the ground. He suffered a fractured jaw that required surgery.


His car wing mirror was then damaged following the initial incident.


Officers have been carrying out extensive enquiries and are now appealing for the public to help.


Investigating officers believe that there were a number of people in the area at the time that they are yet to speak to.


Were you in the area at the time? Did you hear what was said? Did you see the assault?


The first suspect is described as being aged in his 20s, around 6ft 1ins tall and of skinny build. He was wearing a camouflaged-style vest top.


The second suspect is described as being aged in his 30s, around 5ft 9ins tall and of stocky build. He was a wearing a nude-coloured top with blue jeans.


One of the suspects was walking a dog at the time of the incident.


A 23-year-old man, from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent, criminal damage and possessing an offensive weapon in a private place.


He has been released on conditional bail and enquiries are ongoing.


Anyone with any information that may assist police enquiries is asked to call 101 quoting reference 44220294867.


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