Here's why police closed a street in Portsmouth

A STREET in Portsmouth was closed for more than 12 hours after an assault, police have said.

Saturday, 23rd October 2021, 3:25 pm

Officers were called to Kingston Road, Buckland, just after midnight today and the nearby Buckland Street was cordoned off.

A man in his 20s suffered a head injury during the incident, police said.

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Police cordon in Buckland Street, Buckland.

He has been taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for treatment – no further details on the severity of his injuries have been given.

Five men have been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

A police spokesman said that ‘enquiries are ongoing’.

The cordon remained in place at Buckland Street as of noon, around 12 hours after officers were first called to the scene, with a police guard still at the scene.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44210425397.

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