Police hope picture will help catch Southsea attacker

WANTED The e-fit of the suspect
WANTED The e-fit of the suspect

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POLICE are renewing an appeal to find a man who assaulted a teenager in Southsea.

An e-fit image of the man has been released by police.

It comes after a 19-year-old man was walking home with his girlfriend between 2.10am and 2.25am on Thursday, June 28.

As he was crossing Hyde Park Road, a vehicle sped up to him, stopping within half a metre.

It’s alleged two men, the driver and passenger, left the vehicle and assaulted him before returning to the vehicle and driving away towards Blackfriars Road.

The 19-year-old was taken to hospital with shoulder and chest injuries, which were not life-threatening.

The driver, who was in his 30s or 40s, had tanned skin, and was 6ft, skinny, and had dark hair.

The passenger – pictured above – also had tanned skin and was 5ft 7ins. He was large and had dark curly hair to the bottom of his ears. He wore a pale blue T-shirt and jeans.

Investigating officer PC Steve Bourne said: ‘There are a number of flats nearby and it is believed this was a noisy assault. I am seeking anyone who may have seen or heard this assault to come forward.’

Witnesses or anyone else with information are asked to contact Fratton police station by phoning 101.