Hammer attacker hunt continues a week on
DETECTIVES and police officers from across the county have been patrolling two areas of Portsmouth in a bid to find who attacked a 17-year-old girl with a hammer.
A week after the attack in Shearer Road, Buckland, police were patrolling the area and handing out appeal fliers.
Officers were also in Commercial Road and Edinburgh Road, Landport, yesterday after a man police want to speak to was spotted on CCTV two days before the incident.
The 17-year-old victim remains in hospital and is in a serious but stable condition.
Police were called just before 7pm last Monday to a report she had been attacked.
Hampshire police said she was attacked with a weapon, probably a hammer, leaving her with a serious head injury.
The CCTV images have been sent to the big screen operators in Guildhall Square to broadcast in a bid to track down the man, a spokeswoman said.
She added officers from across the county in the major crime team had been drafted in to run the investigation.