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Pink bike clue to late night attack

E-fit of the man wanted in connection with an assault Credit: Hampshire Police

Detectives investigating an assault in Sholing are releasing an E-Fit image of a man they would like to speak to, and are renewing their appeal to find the owner of a pink bike.

A 56-year-old man was treated in hospital after being assaulted on his way home from a party on Sunday, November 2. He is now back at home recovering.

The incident occurred between 1am and 1.15am at the junction of Knighton Road and Wodehouse Road in the Sholing area of the city.

The man Police would like to speak to following this assault is described as:

• Mixed race.

• Aged in his early twenties.

• Just over 6ft tall.

• He had curly dark hair.

• He was wearing an army green or black coloured jacket and possibly a grey jumper underneath.

• He spoke with an accent, possibly Indian.

Detective Constable Claire Ratcliffe from Southampton CID said: 'I would like to hear from anyone who recognises this man or who knows who the owner of this pink bike is. We believe the bike was discarded close to the scene of the assault and the owner may be able to assist us with our investigation.

'I’d also like to hear from anyone who may have seen the bike in the area where the assault took place.'

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact DC Ratcliffe by calling 101. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The pink bike connected with the assault Credit: Hampshire Police

Silverware in the studio after Sholing FC's win

Sholing FC manager Dave Diaper in conversation with Sarah Gomme Credit: ITV Meridian

Fresh from their victory at Wembley in the FA Vase, Sholing Football Club manager Dave Diaper and some of the players came in to the ITV Meridian studios for a chat with our Sports Correspondent Sarah Gomme. You'll be able to see the interview in full on tonight's programme at 6pm.

FA Vase arrives at ITV Meridian Credit: ITV Meridian


Sholing to parade FA vase at Saints match

Winning goalscorer Marvin McLean celebrates Credit: PA

FA vase winners Sholing will be given a hero's welcome at St Mary's today, when they parade their trophy ahead of Saints' Premier League match with Manchester United

A goal in the 71st minute by winger Marvin McLean sealed Sholing's 1-0 victory over West Auckland in the final of the FA Vase.

Just under 3,000 Sholing fans made the trip to Wembley.

The 1-0 victory over West Auckland also won the Wessex League champions £25,000 prize money.

Tomorrow they will also be given a civic reception when they meet Southampton mayor Ivan White at the Civic Centre.

Sholing fans celebrate Credit: PA
Manager Dave Diaper with yhe trophy Credit: PA