Man has front teeth knocked out after attack on way home from pub

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A MAN had his two front teeth knocked out and was hospitalised in an assault.

The 34-year-old was walking home in Station Road, Hayling Island, from West Town Inn with a 23-year-old friend who was also assaulted, just before midnight on Friday.

Inspector Dave Humphries said the older victim was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham, for cuts and bruising to his hands and face. Two of his front teeth were knocked out. The second was treated for bruising to his face.

Insp Humphries said: ‘Officers are investigating whether the assaults were racially motivated due to comments made to one of the victims, who is originally from Turkey.’

The two assailants were white and in their early 20s.

The first man was about 5ft 8in and had short light brown curly hair. The second man was 5ft 10in, thin and had short dark brown hair. Call 101.