Man and two teenagers arrested on suspicion of GBH after mass brawl outside Portsmouth petrol station

A man and two teenagers have been arrested after a mass brawl outside a petrol station in Portsmouth.Â

Monday, 23rd July 2018, 2:59 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd July 2018, 3:04 pm
A police cordon is still in place on Kingston Road. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The fight happened near the Esso in Kingston Road at about 2.45am today and about 15 people are believed to have been involved. 

One man suffered a broken nose, cuts to his face and lost three teeth during the altercation and another man suffered an injury to his arm.

A 30-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of a string of crimes including GBH and assaulting a police officer. 

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A police cordon is still in place on Kingston Road. Picture: Habibur Rahman

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A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, both from Portsmouth, have also been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent. 

A Hampshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: '˜We were called to a report of a large altercation outside the Esso petrol station in Kingston Road at 3.08am this morning (Monday 23 July).

'˜The incident is believed to have taken place sometime between 2.45am and the time of the call to police and involved around 15 people.

'˜Police and ambulance attended the scene.

'˜A 30-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent, assaulting a constable in the execution of their duty, obstructing a constable, making threats to kill and assaulting a person thereby occasioning them actual bodily harm.

'˜A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, both from Portsmouth, have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

'˜All three remain in custody at this time.

'˜Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting 44180277526 or call the anonymous Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.' 

A police cordon remains in place on Kingston Road this afternoon. 

Chris Jupp, owner of MCutting, said: '˜When I arrived this morning the area was all cordoned off. 

'˜I think when you work in Buckland you're prepared for anything. It's a really great place to work, but it never stops.

'˜I'd be more surprised to come in and see nothing's happened.' 

A 70-year-old passer-by from Bedhampton, who wished to remain anonymous, said: '˜I got here about 11.30am to see my sister and saw police - apparently they had been here all morning. 

'˜I'm born and bred in Portsmouth but this doesn't surprise me. It seems to be a common thing.

'˜I just hope whoever was hurt has a speedy recovery and they're okay.'