Man left unconscious after being attacked twice in Portsmouth city centre

A MAN was left unconscious after being assaulted twice in Portsmouth city centre on Friday night .

Monday, 26th April 2021, 2:55 pm
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 3:51 pm

The victim was approached by an unknown man in Commercial Road around 9.20pm who shouted at him before punching him several times in the face.

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Minutes later, three boys then approached the man, with one of them also assaulting him.

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GV of Commercial Road, Portsmouth on 19 March 2020. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The victim, a man in his 50s, was knocked unconscious and taken to hospital for treatment.

‘It is believed a number of people witnessed the incidents and we are keen to speak with them,’ a police statement said.

‘The man is described as being between 30 and 40 years old, Asian, with a beard and wearing a blue denim coat over a light jumper and blue jeans.

‘The boy is described as being around 17 years old, white, of muscular build, wearing grey shorts and a hooded top.’

Anyone with information should call 101, quoting the reference 44210153356.

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