Waterlooville woman beaten by two men in Southsea robbery

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POLICE are hunting two men who punched and kicked a young woman.

The attackers struck when the 20-year-old woman from Waterlooville and a friend were walking back to their car after a night out at around 2.30am on Thursday.

It happened in the Kings Street and Gloucester View area of Southsea.

They punched the woman in the back of the head and then kicked her in the stomach while she was on the ground,

They made off with £35 that was in a red purse with white polka dots, bank cards and ID documents.

The victim suffered cuts and bruises to her head and had to go to hospital.

Two white men, one of them bare-chested, are being treated as suspects.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Andrew Larder said: ‘This was a cowardly unprovoked attack on a defenceless woman. We believe someone will know the attackers, and may have seen them or heard about this assault.’

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact Det Con Larder at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101.