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
The fight happened near the Esso in Kingston Road at about 2.45am today and about 15 people are believed to have been involved.Â
One man suffered a broken nose, cuts to his face and lost three teeth during the altercation andÂ 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 GBHÂ and assaulting a police officer.Â
A 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, both from Portsmouth, have also been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent.Â
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, obstructingÂ 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.'Â
A police cordon remains in place on Kingston Road this afternoon.Â
Chris Jupp, owner of MCutting, said: '˜When I arrived this morning the area was all cordoned off.Â
'˜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.'Â
A 70-year-old passer-by from Bedhampton, who wished to remain anonymous, said:Â '˜I got here about 11.30am to see my sister and saw police - apparently they had been here all morning.Â
'˜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.'Â