Arrests after group attack outside Portsmouth shop

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TWO men have been arrested after an attack on a man outside a shop.

Both men were arrested at 7.30am yesterday morning at an address in All Saint’s Road, in Buckland, Portsmouth.

One man, 22, was arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent, while the second man, 26, was arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.

A third man, 24, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of GBH with intent.

He was released on bail and is due to report in November.

As previously reported in The News, a fight broke out between a group outside the Southern Co-operative store in Sultan Road, Buckland, Portsmouth on August 31.

The 27-year-old male victim, from Portsmouth, was left unconscious after the attack and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham.

He suffered cuts to the back of his head and facial injuries in the attack.

The fight took place between 11.15pm and 11.45pm.

After the attack Investigating officer Detective Constable Jackie Foley appealed for witnesses who assisted the victim to come forward.

She added it all those involved knew each other and it was not a random attack.

Call Fratton police on 101.