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Did you see a teenager being assaulted in Southampton?

Detectives are investigating after a man was attacked in Southampton.

The victim was walking in an alleyway, which leads to London Road, with his girlfriend and two friends sometime between 1.45-2am on Wednesday when they came across a group of men.

It is alleged that one of the men approached the victim and they became involved in an altercation. It is believed that the victim was kicked and hit by other men from the group at this time.

The 18-year-old victim sustained severe facial injuries and needed stitches inside his mouth and on his cheek.

The main suspect is described as:

  • White
  • Early 20s
  • 5’ 10” tall
  • Stocky build
  • Brown hair, worn in a ‘bun’
  • Facial hair, but not a beard

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 44170405057 or alternatively call the anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Man suffers fractured skull during assault

A man has been taken to hospital with a fractures skull and a bleed on the brain after he was attacked in Reading town centre.

The victim, a 21-year-old man, was walking along St Mary's Butts outside Burger King towards Broad Street at about 2.30am on Thursday morning.

The victim then became embroiled in an altercation with another man.

During the altercation, which took place in the middle of the road, the victim was punched several times causing him to fall to the floor.

The man was assaulted outside Burger King in St Mary's Butts Credit: Google Earth

“The victim was taken to hospital where he is currently being treated for a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain.

“The offender is described as a white man, slim, about 6ft, in his late teens to early twenties. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a light coloured vest and dark skinny jeans. He was carrying jacket in his hand.

“If you saw the incident or have any information that might assist our investigation please contact police as soon as possible. You can do this online, at a police station or by calling 101 quoting reference number 43170244134. “If you do not want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.”

– Investigating officer, Detective Constable Rosie March of Force CID

Two arrests after man stabbed in the neck

Two men have been arrested in connection with a serious assault in Bournemouth.

Officers were called to Old Christchurch Road just after 6:30am.

The victim a local man aged 18 was reportedly approached from behind by an unknown man and slashed to the neck with a sharp bladed item.

He sustained a serious cut to his neck and was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been released.

The man was assaulted on Old Christchurch Road Credit: Google Earth

Armed officers, and officers from the dog section searched the area.

Two local men aged 56 and 59 were arrested at an address in Bournemouth on suspicion of attempted murder.

“I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident and has yet to speak to officers to please contact Dorset Police.”

"Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be carrying out high-visibility patrols in the coming days and can be approached with any community concerns."

– Detective Constable Matt Cooke, of Bournemouth CID

Brutal attack and sexual assault in Reading town centre

A man has suffered a serious sexual assault and another has been attacked in Reading town centre.

The victims, aged 25 and 26, were outside the Metro Bank in Broad Street in the early hours of the morning when the ordeal began.

Police say they are now reviewing CCTV footage. Their priority is the victims' welfare, as Sam Holder reports.


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

Indecent exposure on Brighton Pier

Police appeal Credit: Sussex Police

Police have released a CCTV image of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with an assault and an indecent exposure on Brighton Palace Pier.

A 35-year-old woman was on the pier, where she was approached by a man who became aggressive towards her.

When she walked away, he followed her and indecently exposed himself to her before throwing a football at her head.

When she shouted at him to go away, a woman who was with him shouted and swore at her.

The man then pulled his shorts down again before hitting her around the side of her head and running off.

The suspect is white, aged in his 40s, 6', slim with short brown hair and was was wearing light coloured shorts, a t-shirt, trainers and a black puffa coat.

The woman in the CCTV image is white, 5' 2", of large build, with dark brown hair and was wearing a light orange pink vest top and was pushing a dark blue pram with a toddler in it.

She also had a boy aged about 10 with her.

Man charged in connection with serious assault

Officers have charged a 28 year-old man in connection with a serious assault in Gosport on Sunday.

A 69 year-old man was injured during an incident on the one-way system on Bury Road at around 5:50pm.

The injured man is still being treated at the Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for a serious head injury.

28 year-old Duncan Snellgrove of Howe Road has been charged with grievous bodily harm and has been remanded in custody.

He is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court tomorrow.

Man jailed following pub assault

A man from Barton in Oxfordshire has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting two people at a pub.

36-year-old Tim McDonagh of Bernwood Road was convicted for one count of GBH with intent and one count of common assault. He was found guilty by unanimous jury.

The victims who were 19 and 20 at the time, were at the White Horse public house in London Road in Oxford, on the evening of 1st of March when one was head butted and the other had a bottle smashed on his head.

McDonagh was arrested on Sunday 1 March 2015 and charged on Friday 22 May 2015.

Tim McDonagh has been sentenced to six years in prison Credit: Thames Valley Police

“McDonagh was convicted of two violent attacks upon students who were just trying to enjoy an evening in the pub with friends.

“I hope that the sentence given shows that violent behaviour will not be tolerated.”

– Investigating officer Det Con Matthew Hodgetts
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