Balaclava gang attack man in his Gosport home

A Gosport man was attacked in his home
A Gosport man was attacked in his home
The Co-op store where the incident took place

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THREE people have been arrested after four people broke a man’s door down and assaulted him in a burglary.

A 39-year-old man, in St Vincent Road, Gosport answered his door to a man who said: ‘alright mate, is Steve there?’

The victim went to close the door after saying the man had the wrong address but three people in balaclavas turned up and forced the door open, taking it off its hinges.

All four then demanded money and attacked the man, leaving him with bruising.

It happened on Monday at 11.15pm.

Hampshire police say it is an isolated incident but want to hear from any witnesses.

The four then sped off in a dark-coloured BMW X4 and a silver Peugeot 206.

A witness said the cars almost crashed as they left.

Police say the man who knocked at the door was white, in his 30s, of medium built, around 5ft 8in and had dark brown short hair.

He had a lot of stubble, which was well kept and shaped across his cheeks in sharp lines but it was not a beard.

He was wearing dark clothes and had a local accent.

The three other people were black and all wore balaclavas.

Police have not revealed the full address of where the attack took place but said it was close to the Agnew Family Centre, although it was unconnected to the homeless shelter.

Anyone with any information is asked to call detectives at Fareham police station on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

n A 49-year-old man from Gosport, a 36-year-old woman from Fareham, and a 24-year-old man of no fixed address were arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

They have all been bailed until June 24.