Police hunt two men after failed mugging

Taxi driver assaulted by youth with knife in Southsea

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TWO would-be muggers tried to steal a wallet from a young man.

The incident took place on Sunday at about 6pm near the Asda superstore in Newgate Lane, Fareham.

An 18-year-old man was walking along the road when he was approached by the men.

One demanded the victim give him his wallet before punching him in the face.

The victim’s wallet fell out of his pocket, and was picked up by the first suspect who fled.

The victim chased him and forced the robber to return the stolen property.

Both suspects are believed to be around 18 years old, with the first thought to have an average build, and be around 5ft 4in.

He wore a grey hooded top and was carrying a Nike rucksack.

The other was stocky, 5ft 11in and wearing a short-sleeved chequered shirt.

Anyone with information should contact Fareham police station on 101.

Alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.