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CCTV appeal after taxi rank attack

Police are appealing for information about an assault at a taxi rank in Portsmouth last weekend.

Around 1.15am on Sunday, February 22, a 30-year-old man was assaulted while waiting on Osborne Road, Southsea.

He was treated for cuts to his right eye and cheek at Queen Alexandra Hospital and later discharged.

The suspect is described as white, in his mid twenties, 5ft 8ins tall, stocky build with very short dark brown hair. He was wearing a light grey v-neck jumper over a white collared shirt, dark blue jeans and light brown desert boots.

Following a dispute over a taxi in the rank outside Debenhams, a 30-year-old man was assaulted Credit: Hants Police

“We’d like to hear from one man in particular who was wearing a grey v-neck top and dark blue jeans who is believed to be the suspect in this incident and appeared to be with a group of four other men at the time.

“We’re releasing a CCTV image of him in the hope he recognises himself or someone else can tell us who he is.”

– PC Russell Turner

CCTV captures missing student's last known whereabouts

Ivan Kulyk was last seen boarding a bus in Reading, last Tuesday. Credit: Thames Valley Police

CCTV images showing the last known movements of a student missing from Reading have been released by police.

20-year-old Ivan Kulyk hasn't been seen since last Tuesday when he got on a bus at 6.46am in Friar Street.

Ivan was last seen wearing a grey jacket and black shoes. Credit: Thames Valley Police

Footage shows Kulyk, who goes to Bucks New University in High Wyecombe, leaving the service at 7.35am in the village of Medmenham.

Officers don't know where he went from the bus stop but are describing him as white and slim with short, blonde hair.

“We would ask anyone who has seen Ivan or Ivan himself to make contact with the police or your family so we know you are safe and well.

“If anyone has any information about Ivan’s whereabouts then please contact the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

“If you don't want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

“Ivan lives in Reading, but he also attends Bucks New University in High Wycombe.

“His family and friends are extremely worried about his whereabouts because this is out of character.”

– Investigating officer, Detective Sergaent Chris Quinlan of Local CID in Reading.
Credit: Thames Valley Police

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Man attacked in row over taxi in Portsmouth

Police hunt taxi rank attacker Credit: Hampshire Police

A 30-year-old man has been assaulted following a row over a taxi in Southsea. The victim was waiting in the rank outside Debenhams when he was attacked. He was treated for cuts to his right eye and cheek at Queen Alexandra Hospital and later discharged.

Police have released CCTV of the attacker. He's described as white, in his mid twenties, 5ft 8ins tall, stocky build with very short dark brown hair. He was wearing a light grey v-neck jumper over a white collared shirt, dark blue jeans and light brown desert boots.

PC Russell Turner said: “Following a dispute over a taxi in the rank outside Debenhams, a 30-year-old man was assaulted. We’d like to hear from one man in particular who was wearing a grey v-neck top and dark blue jeans who is believed to be the suspect in this incident and appeared to be with a group of four other men at the time. We’re releasing a CCTV image of him in the hope he recognises himself or someone else can tell us who he is.”

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