Gosport teenagers charged over attack on man

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TWO more teenagers have been charged by police over an attack that left a man in a coma.

Detectives are still investigating the beating of 49-year-old Andrew Toseland outside a flat at Garland Court, Forton Road, Gosport, in August.

An 18-year-old from Gosport, Samuel Armstrong, has already been charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Now Brandon Fisher, 18, of Gosport, and a 16-year-old boy from Gosport have been jointly charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

They will appear at Fareham Magistrates’ Court next Wednesday.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘Detectives investigating a serious assault at Garland Court have charged two further suspects.

‘A 49-year-old man was assaulted outside his flat at around 12.15am on Saturday, August 25.’

As reported in The News, Mr Toseland suffered serious head injuries in the attack. He remains in hospital.

Mr Toseland’s mum, Nina Toseland, 78, says she fears he will never fully recover.

Samuel Armstrong has been remanded in custody and will appear at Winchester Crown Court on December 3.

A 22-year-old woman from Gosport was arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender and perverting the course of justice. She has been released with no further action.

Four men aged 20, 21, 25 and 27, all from Gosport, were also arrested in connection with this incident. They have been released with no further action.

Meanwhile, the Independent Police Complaints Commission is in the middle of an investigation into the way Hampshire Constabulary handled complaints about anti-social behaviour in the area before the attack.