Man suffers head injuries as gang steals his phone in Southsea

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A MAN was attacked by a gang of four thugs who stole his mobile phone.

The 27-year-old victim, was robbed in Fawcett Road, Southsea, during the early hours of Saturday.

He was approached by four men at around 1.50am in what the police have described as an unprovoked attack on a lone victim.

They assaulted him and took his mobile phone.

Following the attack they were then seen running off north along the road.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, with head injuries.

He was kept in overnight, for further checks and treatment, before being discharged.

Four men have been arrested.

They were caught by Hampshire police shortly after they were called to the scene.

Three 17-year-old males were questioned on suspicion of assault and robbery.

And an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

All four have been released on bail until June 21, pending further enquiries.

Detective Constable Jim Garrett, from Portsmouth CID, said: ‘This is an unprovoked attacked by a group of men on a victim walking home.

‘We are looking for any information from anyone who witnessed the incident or a group of men running away from the Fawcett Road or Manners Road area.’

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Garrett at Fratton police station on 101. Alternatively people can also contact or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.