Man robbed and punched as he walked through Portsmouth subway

Portsbridge roundabout in Portsmouth
Portsbridge roundabout in Portsmouth
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A MAN was robbed and punched as he walked through a subway in Portsmouth.

The 19-year-old victim was walking through the underpass from Hilsea to Cosham between 2pm and 2.30pm yesterday.

As he left the underpass, he was approached by three young men, who had their faces covered with scarves and their hoods up.

One of the men produced a knife and demanded the victim handover his possessions.

The victim was then punched in the face. He handed over his iPhone and the offenders ran off.

The victim sustained a cut to his hand but did not require hospital treatment.

Detective Constable Duncan Green, said: ‘This incident happened in daylight and I am appealing to anyone who saw what happened or has any information about this incident, to get in touch.’

A 16-year-old boy from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of robbery and released on police bail pending further enquiries, until January 20.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact DC Green by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.