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Young woman attacked in Southsea

A 20-year-old woman was attacked while on a night out in Southsea.

The young woman and her friend were walking back to their car on Thursday, August 15 at 2.30am when the assault happened.

She was punched in the back of the head and then kicked in the stomach while on the ground in the Kings Street and Gloucester View area.

The woman received cuts and bruises to her head and was taken to hospital.

£35 cash, a red purse and bank cards were stolen from her in the attack.

Two white men, one of them bare-chested, are being treated as suspects.

This was a cowardly unprovoked attack on a defenceless woman. We believe someone will know the attackers, and may have seen them or heard about this assault."

– Investigating officer Det Con Andrew Larder

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Police appeal after Southsea burglary

A laptop, mobile phone and cash were stolen as part of a burglary in flats at Southsea.

Police have released CCTV images of a man entering the self-contained flats above The Jolly Sailor Pub in Clarence Parade.

Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the burglary Credit: Hampshire Police

He came into the building through a first floor window using an external fire escape sometime between 8.55pm and 9.30pm on Sunday, August 4.

He tried several door handles before gaining entry to at least three flats.

Police are looking for witnesses and anyone who recognises this man Credit: Hampshire Police

Det Con Charlie Cox said: "This was an audacious series of burglaries committed during a very short period of time. The offender can be seen to be wearing very distinctive shorts. Have you seen this man? Do you recognise him?"

Man arrested after Southsea death

A man has been arrested after a woman's body has been found at an address in Southsea.

The 53-year-old has been arrested on suspicion of murder and has been released on police bail until further enquiries.

Police attended the address following a call from Portsmouth City Council on Tuesday, August 13.

There were concerns for the welfare of an older woman living in a council property.

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Appeal after theft at petrol station in Southsea

Officers would like to speak to this man Credit: Hampshire Police

Police are renewing an appeal for information about the theft of a chip-and-pin card reader at a petrol station in Southsea. CCTV from the Shell station on Goldsmith Avenue shows a man police would like to speak with about this crime, which happened on the morning of Tuesday, April 9, 2013.

Crime Desk Investigator Rod Jebb said: "Take note please of the tattoos on the left arm of the suspect. There was no violence but this behaviour did cause considerable inconvenience to the petrol station."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous. If you suspect a crime is in progress, always call 999.

Hampshire Police: "Staff do not deserve this behaviour"

Staff do not deserve this sort of behaviour. It is unpleasant both for genuine customers and staff alike so we ask the public to look at this image and put a name to these two people.

– Rod Jebb, Crime Desk Investigator

Anyone with information is asked to contact Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000. Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous. If you suspect a crime is in progress, always call 999.

CCTV images released after theft attempt

Officers would like to speak to these two men Credit: Hampshire Police

CCTV images are now available of two men police wish to find after an attempt to steal alcohol from a shop in Southsea. Two men came into the Southern Co-operative store in St. James’s Road between 5.25pm and 5.30pm on Thursday, April 4, 2013.

CCTV shows one of the men confronting a member of staff while the other man appears to attempt to steal beer before being stopped by a member of the public.

War medals stolen from museum

A British Empire Medal Credit: Hampshire Police

Police need the public’s help to help find original wartime medals stolen from the D-Day Museum in Southsea. A burglary took place at the museum on Clarence Esplanade between 3pm and 4pm on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

Second World War campaign medals Credit: Hampshire Police

The covers of two displays inside the museum were unscrewed, and the medals were stolen. An alarm alerted staff that the theft was taking place. Their whereabouts remain unknown.

Andrew Whitmarsh, D-Day Museum Development Officer said: “These medals are an important part of the D-Day Museum’s displays, and we use them to help tell the story of wartime events. They are part of the history of the wartime air raids on Portsmouth and the D-Day landings respectively."

A 37-year-old man from Portsmouth was arrested on suspicion of theft and bailed until May 22, 2013 pending further enquiries.

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