Man suffers cuts to face and hands after assault

Attacker followed his victim for a mile before assault in city alleyway

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A POLICE investigation has been launched after a man woke up in an alleyway with cuts to his hands and face

The 27-year-old was with friends until 4.30am at the Kwiki Mart shop in Albert Road, Southsea, on Saturday.

But the next thing he remembers is waking up in an alleyway in the Albert Road and Highland Road area with the injuries.

Police say the man, who was wearing a baseball cap, coat, jeans and boots, could have been assaulted.

A passing cyclist came to his aid at around 6am. The victim was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Call 101.