CCTV released after man punched in Portsmouth robbery bid

WANTED The man police want to speak with
WANTED The man police want to speak with
Police outside student accommodation in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth on Friday Picture Ben Fishwick

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THIS man is being hunted by detectives after a man was punched in the head during an attempted robbery.

The assault happened when the 24-year-old victim, who is from Portsmouth, was approached by four people he did not know near the bus stop, outside the Trafalgar pub in Edinburgh Road, Landport, Portsmouth.

One of the people ordered that the man hand over his T-shirt.

The victim refused the demand and was then punched in the head.

Now detectives have released this CCTV image of one of the suspects in their bid to bring the gang to justice.

Police say the attack happened between 10.30pm and 11pm on May 30.

Anyone with information or who recognises the man pictured in the CCTV image is asked to contact Detective Constable Stephen Ryan in CID at Fratton police station on 101.

Alternatively contact the Crimestoppers charity where information can be left anonymously on 0800 555 111.