A MAN suffered a broken arm after being repeatedly punched and kicked in an unprovoked attack.
The 51-year-old victim was on a footpath near a bridge between Ellisfield Road and Riders Lane in Havant when the assault happened.
A man threatened him as he walked towards Riders Lane, before being punched to his head and body.
The victim then fell to the floor where he was kicked.
He later received hospital treatment for a broken left arm, cuts, grazes and bruising to his head and body.
Now police are appealing for witnesses to the attack, which happened at 9.25pm on December 31, to come forward.
Police staff investigator Ray Churchley, of Waterlooville CID, said: ‘This was a particularly vicious and unprovoked attack.
‘The victim first saw the suspect with two other males and a female, just before the assault.
‘They were in Dunsbury Way at the junction with Ellisfield Road. The offender had an altercation with one of the other males and the female helped to separate them.
‘We are very keen to speak to these people as they may have vital information about who the offender might be.’
The suspect is a white, slim man, aged between 19 and 23 build.
He wore a dark-coloured raincoat and black trousers.
Anyone with information should contact Waterlooville CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.