This was a nasty attack which resulted in the victim requiring surgery for his injuries. I would like to hear from anyone who was out and about in Petersfield town centre in the early hours of Saturday, June 1 and may have witnessed this incident. I’d particularly like to speak to a man who was seen walking in the same area shortly before the assault as he may have some relevant information.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det Con Flannagan at Alton CID by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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