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Appeal for information following assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a driver was assaulted following an incident in Southampton.

A 63-year-old man was driving along Bitterne Road West towards the city centre at about 4.40pm on April 25. As he crossed the railway bridge he saw a man on the kerb looking to cross the road.

As the man drove past, it’s believed his wing mirror may have been in contact with the pedestrian.

The driver stopped to speak to the pedestrian but he then became aggressive to the driver drove off. He then had to stop at a junction and then the pedestrian approached his van and opened the door.

The driver’s belongings fell out and when he got out to retrieve them, the pedestrian assaulted the driver by punching him in the stomach. He then hit him to the back of the head when he tried to get back into his van.

Were you in the area at the time? Did you see this man or the incident itself?”

– PC Maria Firth

Teenagers assaulted in Farnborough

Detectives are investigating an incident where three teenage boys – a 15-year-old from Surrey and two 17-year-olds from Surrey - were attacked with baseball bats by a group of up to eight teenage boys.

It is believed that the victims had met a group of girls at Farnborough Train Station earlier that night and were then confronted by this group of teenage boys near to the playing fields at the rugby club, who assaulted them.

The victims sustained numerous injuries, including broken bones, and all received hospital treatment. A 15-year-old boy from Farnborough has been arrested in connection with this incident and is currently in police custody.

Were you in the area at the time? Did you see groups of teenage boys or any altercation? It is believed these boys are all known to each other, so I would like to reassure the local community that this is an isolated incident, and there is no wider threat to their safety. I’d like to hear from anyone who has information which may assist this investigation.”

– Detective Constable Sam Adcock


Appeal for assault victim to come forward

Police would like to speak to this man after he was assaulted on a bus. After he was grabbed by the throat and punched several times in the head, he got off at the Outlet Village bus stop in Swindon. Police have already identified the suspect.

Police want to speak to this man after he was assaulted on a bus Credit: Wiltshire Police

The victim is described as having dark hair and wearing a dark blue suit jacket, white shirt, blue jeans and black shoes.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Efit released by Kent Police in connection with attack

Kent Police has renewed its appeal for information following a report of an assault in Ramsgate on Saturday 29th March.

At around 2:50pm, a 39 year-old man was reportedly attacked by another man in Ellington Park, off Ellington Road.

The victim suffered two black eyes and bruising and cuts to his face.

The man police wish to trace in connection with the incident had a dog with him at the time the incident took place. He is described as a male in his late 30s, with gingery-coloured hair.

Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault Credit: Kent Police

Detectives investigating the incident are asking anyone who recognises the man pictured to contact them.

The man's dog is described as white, with beige-coloured patches and a beige tail and was on a linked chain-style lead. After the incident, the man walked away with the dog towards Park Road.

The same dog had been in the park around three hours earlier, being walked off its lead by a woman with long black curly hair who it is believed may be the ginger-haired man’s wife.

Man attacked before his dog was stolen

A man from Brighton was attacked by two men who then stole the victim's dog.

The incident happened on Thursday 27th March in the late afternoon in the open area of Dukes Mound.

The 30-year-old victim was walking his dog when he was assaulted and his Staffordshire bull terrier wearing a black leather studded coat was stolen.

The two suspects were with a woman at the time of the incident.

The first man was described as mixed race, aged late 30s with long black hair.

The second man was mixed race, aged 30 with short black hair and the woman was of mixed race with black shoulder length hair tied in a ponytail.

Anyone who saw the incident is asked to call 101.

Assault in Southampton

Police are investigating after an assault in Southampton which left a 20-year-old man with injuries to his face and hand.

Sometime between 1am and 2.30am on Friday, March 14, the victim is understood to have been attacked at Bedford Place while he was walking with friends to get a taxi.

They saw a group of men and women across the road shouting at them. A woman from the group came towards them. The next thing the victim recalls is waking up about 30 minutes later having been assaulted.

His injuries include a broken thumb which has required wiring and metal rods, a hairline fracture on his right cheekbone, a sprained neck, and bruising to his face. The victim was treated in hospital for his injuries.


Man knocked unconscious by gang

Police are appealing for witnesses after a gang beat a man unconscious and then stamped on his head. The 40-year-old victim was with a female friend in St Mary's Place, Kemp Town, Brighton, at 11.45pm on Saturday when two boys and a girl approached them and demanded money.

The gang then attacked the man and knocked him unconscious. While he was lying on the ground one of the attackers stamped on the victim's head. The group then ran away.

Officers arrested a man and a girl. A second boy managed to escape. A 17-year-old boy from Brighton was charged with attempted robbery and assault. A 17-year-old girl from Hove was charged with attempted robbery. A 17-year-old girl from Hove was charged with attempted robbery.

This was a brutal attack on the victim made even more sickening by the stamp when he was knocked out. He is lucky to have escaped with only cuts and bruises. I need to speak to anyone who saw or heard the attack or who saw the attackers running away afterwards. Please contact me if you know anything at all."

– Detective Constable Chris Hike

Efit issued following assault

Efit released of man wanted in connection with assault Credit: Hampshire Constabulary

Police have issued an efit following an assault in Winchester. The incident occurred at around 1.30am on Saturday, February 16 on Airlei Road.

The victim, a 22-year-old man from Staines-upon-Thames, was walking home after a night out with two female friends when an unknown man began to follow them from Sparkford Road.When they reached Airlei Road the suspect assaulted the victim by punching and kicking him.

The victim suffered a broken jaw as a result of the assault and required surgery.

Efit released in connection with assault on teenager

A computer-generated image has been released by detectives investigating an assault of a teenage girl in Gillingham. The incident was reported to Kent Police to have happened between 5.55pm and 6.05pm on 2 February in an alleyway on Deanwood Drive.

Efit released in connection with assault in Gillingham Credit: Kent Police

A 16 year old girl had gone out to meet some friends and was waiting on the corner of Deanwood Drive. After a short while she saw someone standing in a nearby alley and thought it was one of her friends.

She began walking towards the person before quickly realising it was not her friend.

As the teenager turned and walked away, the man approached her and grabbed her leg.

He then attempted to touch her chest but the girl managed to block him before kicking him, which forced him to drop to the floor.

The victim ran off in the direction of Deanwood Drive and back home before calling police.

Detectives investigating the case are now in a position to release an e-fit image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.


Man assaulted in Andover

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Andover. It happened at the back of the "Club of Life" in London Street between half past midnight and 1am on Saturday Feb 22.

A 28 year old local man intervened in an altercation outside the club. He then got hit in the mouth with a bottle. The woman who hit him is described as in her 30s with long dark hair.

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