CCTV shows three men wanted after fight at Portsmouth station

CCTV Police have released these images of three men they are trying to trace in relation to an assault
CCTV Police have released these images of three men they are trying to trace in relation to an assault
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THESE men are wanted by police after two brothers were hurt in a brawl at a train station.

The victims needed hospital treatment after the fight broke out at Portsmouth Harbour station.

The brothers, who are aged 21 and 26, were returning from a birthday party with their mum when there was an argument between them and a group of youths.

A fight then broke out between the two rival groups on platform one at the station.

The elder brother was left with a fractured eye socket, broken nose and cheekbones.

The other suffered cuts and bruises to his face.

Police arrested two men, aged 18 and 17, both from Portsmouth, on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and actual bodily harm in connection with the brawl.

However the teenagers were later released on bail until September 25 pending further inquiries.

Now the British Transport Police have released these CCTV images of three other men they want to speak to in connection with the fight, which happened at about 9.20pm on July 23.

Police believe all three men are from the Portsmouth area.

Det Con Phil Bibbings is investigating.

He said: ‘Heated words were exchanged at the front of the station between a group of youths and two brothers who were returning from a birthday party with their mother.

‘Upon reaching platform one, a fight broke out between the two groups, leaving the brothers, age 21 and 26, injured.

‘One of the men suffered a fractured eye socket, a broken nose and cheekbones, and the other received cuts and bruising to the face.’

He added: ‘We have identified three men, who we believe to be from the local area, that we would like to speak to about the incident as we believe they hold key information.

‘I would urge anyone who recognises the men, or knows their whereabouts, to get in touch.’

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact the British Transport Police on freephone 0800 405040 quoting incident number B7/LSA of August 7.

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