Woman kicked in face in Leigh Park attack

Three men attacked a woman at Leigh Park
Three men attacked a woman at Leigh Park

Taxi driver assaulted by youth with knife in Southsea

  • Three men pounce on victim in early hours
  • Hampshire Police appeal for help in finding thugs
  • Detectives say attack was cowardly and unprovoked
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A woman was kicked in the face in a terrifying assault by three men in Leigh Park.

Police say the attackers leapt out of an alleyway to carry out the cowardly and unprovoked attack as their victim walked home in the early hours.

This was a cowardly, unprovoked attack that the left the victim shaken and hurt with bruising to her face

Hampshire Police spokesman

They released details of the crime today as they made an appeal for help in tracking down the thugs.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: ‘At approximately 2.30am on Friday, March 13, 2015, the 25-year-old woman was walking along Crondall Avenue near an alleyway connecting Crondall Avenue with Danesbury Close in Leigh Park.

‘A group of three men appeared from this alleyway; one of them is alleged to have pushed her to the floor and kicked her in the face before all three ran away.

‘This was a cowardly, unprovoked attack that the left the victim shaken and hurt with bruising to her face.

‘Police are appealing to anyone who lives in the area of Crondall Avenue and Danesbury Close to come forward with any information that may assist the investigation

‘Perhaps you were woken by a loud noise or rowdy behaviour that gave you cause to look out of your window at around the time of the incident?

‘Alternatively you may have been making your own way home and recall seeing a group of three men who you may know?

‘Any information you have, however minor you feel it may be, could assist in the development of this investigation.

‘Please contact PC 22075 Dan Neligan by phoning Hampshire Constabulary on 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.’