Police seek women who helped victim hurt in Portsmouth attack

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TWO good samaritans who helped a man after he was punched in the face are urged to contact police.

The 43-year–old local man asked a group of men for some change in Somers Road, Portsmouth, outside the former AquaCars office.

They said they had none and he walked on.

A short time later the man noticed the group following him and he was punched in the face.

He suffered bruising and swelling to his left eye, small cuts on his eyebrow and a cut to his left cheekbone which required five stitches following the attack, which happened just after 6.40pm on July 8.

PC Alison Zachs said: ‘Two women intervened and assisted the man, effectively stopping the assault.

‘We are appealing for these women to come forward particularly.’

Anyone with information should contact PC Zachs at Southsea police station on 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.