Arrests made after teens, 19, were viciously beaten by a gang in Farlington

THREE people have been arrested after a pair of teenagers were beaten so viciously they needed hospital treatment.

Monday, 19th October 2020, 2:51 pm

The assault took place shortly before 6.50pm on Saturday in Lower Farlington Road, Farlington, Portsmouth.

The two 19-year-old victims were ‘badly beaten by a group of others’ as they ‘stood near their vehicle’, police said.

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Police are appealing for help following the assault in Farlington. Photo shows officers in Guildhall Square in May. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Both were taken to hospital for facial injuries, police said. One of the teenagers was discharged while the other is still undergoing treatment.

Following the attack, police issued a plea for help from locals, handing out flyers urging for anyone with information to contact them.

Hampshire police said detectives made a rapid breakthrough in the investigation and arrested three people in connection with the attack.

A spokesman for the force added: ‘As part of our investigation an 18-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm. He remains in custody at this time.

‘A 22-year-old man from Portsmouth arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm and driving offences, and a 19-year-old man from Waterlooville arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm, have both been released from custody without charge, but remain under investigation.’

Enquires are still ongoing. Those with any information or CCTV footage of the incident should call police on 101, quoting the reference number 44200403942.

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