Man assaulted in Fratton

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Police are appealing for information after a 60-year-old man was assaulted in Fratton.

The incident occurred at around 5.30am on Tuesday, September 25 in Heathfield Road which links the Co-op car park to Kingston Crescent. Police have only today released the details of the assaulted.

Two men approached the victim from behind and punched him causing him to fall to the floor and then kicked his head, chest and stomach.

The victim attended Queen Alexandra Hospital to be checked over. He required three stitches to his elbow and also suffered cuts and bruises to his head and face.

The suspects are described as a white men, in their early 20s and around 5ft 9tall with a medium builds. They were both wearing hoodies, one of which was light blue.

PC Dan Mathias from Portsmouth CID said: ‘This was a nasty and unprovoked attack on a man in his 60s by two much younger men.

‘I would like to speak to anyone who has information about this incident. It would have been very quiet at this time of day but perhaps you were on your way to work and saw these two men.’

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact PC Mathias at Portsmouth Central police station by phoning 101. Mini-Com users can call the police on 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.