Teen in hospital with fractured skull after assault

Detectives are reviewing cctv cameras in the area

Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses after an 18 year old was left in hospital with a fractured skull following a serious assault this morning.

The young man was walking along Arundel Street near its junction with Holbrook Road in Portsmouth at about 1.30am with a group of friends when he was assaulted by a group of three men walking in the opposite direction towards the city centre.

The 18-year-old was hit in the head and officers say he is being treated at the Southampton General Hospital for potentially life changing injuries including a fractured skull. The three men who assaulted him are described as:

  • White and in their twenties
  • All around 6ft tall with slim builds
  • One was wearing a black hooded top and another a blue round-necked jumper.

The three assailants ran off towards the city centre afterwards.

“Did you hear or see anything that could help our enquiries following this serious assault?

“We are reviewing CCTV this morning to identify whoever is responsible for this assault and will be in the area if you need to speak to us.

“It’s important that the people of Portsmouth feel free to move around their city without the fear or threat of violence at any time”.

– DC Les Leithes, Hampshire Police

Detectives are asking anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward if they saw what happened. You can contact DC Les Leithes at Fratton Police by telephoning 101 and quoting 44170209417, or get in touch wit CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.