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Two men injured in Portsmouth assault

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Two men have suffered injuries after an assault in Portsmouth.

A 29 year old man had a verbal exchange with another man on Astley Street before being attacked, leaving him with facial injuries.

A third man, aged 54, tried to intervene and suffered serious leg injuries as a result.

The suspect has been described as:

  • Black
  • Aged 25-30 years
  • Approximately 5ft 9ins tall
  • Large build
  • Short black hair
  • Wearing a black t-shirt

We would like to hear from witnesses to establish the exact circumstances surrounding this incident, which left two men injured. Anyone with information can contact me on 101, quoting 44170270868, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

– Detective Constable Sharon Lewry, Hampshire Police

Teenage boy exposes himself to dogwalker

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Police are trying to identify a teenage boy who indecently exposed himself to a woman at Farlington Marshes near Portsmouth.

A woman in her 30s was walking her dog on Saturday at around 6.15pm when she saw a boy on a bench indecently exposing himself.

The boy is described as:

  • White male
  • 14-16-years-old
  • Slim build
  • Short dark hair
  • Wearing glasses
  • Black T-Shirt
  • Dark trousers
  • We believe he may ride a mountain bike.

The woman walked away and told the boy she was calling the police.

Hampshire Police would like to hear from anyone who recognises the description to get in contact, and let them know if there have been any similar incidents.

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Thousands of homes without power after 'fault'

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Thousands of homes are without power this morning after a 'fault' affecting areas in Oxfordshire, Hampshire and Berkshire.

Scottish and Southern Energy say most of the 3,800 homes affected will be reconnected by 11am.

Below is a list of the affected areas:

  • Aldershot - 150 properties
  • Portsmouth - 56 properties
  • Oxfordshire - 1,600 properties
  • Poole - 84 properties
  • New Forest - 1,900 properties

For information about what to do in a power cut click here.

Teen in hospital with fractured skull after assault

Detectives are reviewing cctv cameras in the area

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18 year old was left in hospital with a fractured skull following a serious assault this morning.

The young man was walking along Arundel Street near its junction with Holbrook Road in Portsmouth at about 1.30am with a group of friends when he was assaulted by a group of three men walking in the opposite direction towards the city centre.

The 18-year-old was hit in the head and officers say he is being treated at the Southampton General Hospital for potentially life changing injuries including a fractured skull. The three men who assaulted him are described as:

  • White and in their twenties
  • All around 6ft tall with slim builds
  • One was wearing a black hooded top and another a blue round-necked jumper.

The three assailants ran off towards the city centre afterwards.

“Did you hear or see anything that could help our enquiries following this serious assault?

“We are reviewing CCTV this morning to identify whoever is responsible for this assault and will be in the area if you need to speak to us.

“It’s important that the people of Portsmouth feel free to move around their city without the fear or threat of violence at any time”.

– DC Les Leithes, Hampshire Police

Detectives are asking anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward if they saw what happened. You can contact DC Les Leithes at Fratton Police by telephoning 101 and quoting 44170209417, or get in touch wit CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Talks to sell Pompey will go ahead after vote

Negotiations to sell Pompey will go ahead

The shareholders of Portsmouth Community Football Club have voted in favour of selling the club to the Tornante Group.

The Tornante Group is owned by the family of Michael Eisner, a former Chairman of the Walt Disney Company. 81.4% of the club's equity holders agreed to the sale, passing the threshold of 75%. Therefore talks to negotiate the final terms of the sale will go ahead over the coming weeks.

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Family tribute to motorcyclist who died after A27 crash

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The family of a motorcyclist who died after a collision with a car on the A27 have paid tribute to him.

51-year-old Mark Copley, of Cherry Tree Walk in Basingstoke was injured in the accident on 30th April. He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he died on 10 May. In tribute to him, Mr Copley's family said: “He was a loving husband and a great dad, who will be sadly missed by all those who knew him.”

The accident happened on the eastbound carriageway of the A27 at Portsmouth, just after 12.10pm on 30th April.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Team. A 32-year-old man from Havant was arrested in connection with the incident and was released pending further enquiries. The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hampshire Police by telephoning 101, quoting 44170160985, or to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Man runs off with woman's underpants after sexual assault

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted in Portsmouth.

The 19-year-old victim was walking along Bradford Road in the early hours of yesterday morning when she was approached by a man who tried to talk to her.

When she ignored him, the man pulled her underpants, causing them to rip off. He then ran away with the underwear.

The man police want to speak to is described as -

  • White
  • Aged between 20 and 23
  • Of a skinny build and with a skinny pale face
  • 5ft 11ins to 6ft
  • Wearing a black / dark blue hooded top with the hood up
  • Wearing tracksuit bottoms which matched his top

“At this time we believe this was an isolated incident. We would like to speak to anyone who has any information about this incident.

“As always we would ask people to avoid walking alone at night. Keep to well lit areas and try to stay with friends. If you see anyone acting suspiciously or have any information about this incident, please call us immediately."

– Detective Constable Peter Eamer

Young woman dies in crash involving taxi in Portsmouth

A young woman has been killed in a crash in Portsmouth.

The 20-year-old woman - a pedestrian was involved in a collision with a silver Skoda taxi on Lake Road just after midnight this morning.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Her next of kin have been informed and are being supported by specialist officers.

A 37-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of causing death by driving without due care and attention. He has been released from custody but remains under investigation.

“I am appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the pedestrian or the vehicle prior to the collision to come forward and speak to us.”

– Inspector Darren Ord

Recycling centre fire is now under control

A fire at a recycling centre in Portsmouth is under control.

Seven tonnes of green waste has been removed from the hanger at the site on Quatremaine Road and is now being damped down.

More than 30 firefighters were sent to the scene at 5:30am and local people were told to avoid the area.

Fire at recycling centre is now under control. Credit: ITV News
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