Pregnant woman punched on her doorstep in Portsmouth

Police are hunting for the man who punched a pregnant woman in Portsmouth
Police are hunting for the man who punched a pregnant woman in Portsmouth

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A PREGNANT woman was punched on her doorstep as she held her one-year-old child in her arms.

Three men had come to the 33-year-old’s home in Agincourt Road, Portsmouth, who asked to speak to a man who used to live there.

They said the man owed them cash. The victim, who was left shocked and distressed, is not connected to the man and does not know him.

But when she said this one of the men punched her making her bleed over her child. She was later treated by ambulance staff and had a badly bruised and bleeding nose.

The phone line at her home had also been cut.

The group left in a small dark green two-door car after the attack on Friday, February 6 at around 2.50pm.

Hampshire Police has launched an investigation and have released a description of her attacker.

He was stocky and had strawberry blonde hair. He wore a beige pullover with duffle buttons and had a southern accent.

Detective Constable Peter Bugden said: ‘This was a despicable and cowardly attack on a heavily pregnant young mum. It would have been obvious to the men she was expecting and also obvious she had a young child in her arms.

‘We are keen to find the three men as soon as possible - especially the attacker.

‘I’d like to hear from anyone who has any information about this assault or who saw the car or anything suspicious in Agincourt Road at around the time the attack happened.’

Anyone with information should call Fratton CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.