Hunt for gang after man is hurt in Portsmouth street

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POLICE are hunting a vicious gang who left a man with serious injuries.

The group set upon the 27-year-old victim as he walked along Sultan Road, in Buckland, Portsmouth.

He suffered serious injuries to his face and body in what police say was a totally unprovoked attack.

The assault happened on between 2.30am and 3.30am on June 21, but police have only just released the details.

Detectives have carried out house-to-house inquiries but are now appealing for more help to bring the attackers to justice.

Investigating officer Detective Inspector Christopher Parry from Portsmouth CID, said: ‘Reports of assaults like this are not common in the area.

‘We’re looking to identify a group of men involved in this vicious and unprovoked assault.

‘This happened in the early hours of Tuesday, June 21 and we’re keen to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything linked to this crime.’

The ringleader of the group was a white man aged between 25 and 28, who was about 5ft 10in. He was stocky and had short hair.

He wore a white, long-sleeved Adidas top with purple stripes across the chest.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Insp Parry at Fratton station on 101 or 0845 0454545.

Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.