Police in hunt for man who attacked teenager

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A man who assaulted a teenager in an unprovoked attack is being hunted by police.

The 18-year-old victim was walking with a friend in Binsteed Road, Buckland, towards Kingston Road when the attack happened.

He was approached by a man and a woman who were walking in the opposite direction at about 9.10pm on Friday.

As they got close, the man lunged towards the victim and assaulted him.

The victim and his friend managed to make their way home and call the police.

He was later treated at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for injuries to his stomach.

Detective Constable Jim Garrett from Portsmouth CID said: ‘This is an unprovoked attack on the victim and could have led to very serious injuries.

‘I am appealing for any witnesses to this incident who may have seen the male or female.’

The attacker was a white man in his 30s and was 6ft 3in.

He was slim with ginger stubble and wore a white hooded top and a black jacket.

The woman was in her 20s, with brown hair.

She wore a black top with fur around the collar.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Garrett at Fratton police station on 101 or 0845 0454545.

Alternatively call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.