Police plea for help over Southsea seafront attack

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POLICE have taken the unusual step of releasing a description of an assault victim in a bid to help find the men who attacked him.

The 20-year-old man was walking by himself along Southsea seafront when he became aware of a number of men behind him.

He started to walk faster to move away from them but fell over.

It is alleged the men kicked him several times in the head and face sometime between midnight and 3.48am on the morning of Sunday, November 18, 2012.

The 20-year-old from Southsea received injuries to his face, including a fractured cheek, broken tooth, cuts and bruises.

On the night, the victim had dyed hair – half green and half ginger. He was wearing a black leather jacket with a red sleeve and writing on the back.

Three men, aged 22, 24 and 26, from Waterlooville, were arrested and later released with no further action.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by phoning 101.

Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.