Teenager arrested after Portsmouth attack

Taxi driver assaulted by youth with knife in Southsea

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A TEENAGER has been arrested after a man was robbed in a late-night attack.

The 20-year-old victim had been out drinking with two men in the Guildhall Walk area of Portsmouth when he was set upon in an alleyway between the nightspot and Victoria Park, near the War Memorial.

Two men assaulted him, rifling through his pockets and fleeing with money, a phone and a bag containing his bank card between 11pm on Friday and 1.20am on Saturday.

Police later arrested an 18-year-old Portsmouth man on suspicion of robbery.

He was bailed pending further inquiries.

He is due to return to Portsmouth Central Police Station in Winston Churchill Avenue to answer bail on September 13.

Detective Constable Julie Way from Fratton CID said: ‘This is a popular area at this time of night so it is likely that people would have been in the area at the time of the offence.

‘I would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident or who has any information about it.

‘Following the robbery, the victim fled the area in a taxi. I would like the taxi driver who took the victim home to contact the police.’

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Det Con Way at Fratton police station on 101.

Alternatively call the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555111 where information can be left anonymously.