Bitterne violent robbery

A robbery which left a Southampton man with a badly broken ankle has brought an appeal for witnesses from Hampshire Police.

Southampton violent robbery

Police are appealing after a robbery left a Southampton man collapsed in the street. The 59-year-old victim was walking home when he was attacked and robbed by five men.

The attack happened between 8pm and 9.15pm on Saturday 17th August at the junction of Dukes Road and Empress Road, Portswood. The group took £35 in cash and a Nokia mobile phone.

He was found collapsed by a woman passer-by who alerted police.

The robbers are five white men, aged in their mid to late twenties. The victim believes he passed the group, who were standing in front of a newsagents near the Shooting Star pub at about 8pm.

This was a violent and sustained attack in which the victim received multiple injuries, including extensive bruising to the ribs and stomach, a fractured ankle and cuts to his forehead."

– David Wheeler, Det Cons

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