Man suffers serious injuries in assault at Foxes Forest in Portsmouth

A man in his 20s suffered serious injuries in an assault, police said.

Tuesday, 14th August 2018, 2:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 3:22 am
The entrance to Hilsea Lines in Peronne Road, Portsmouth. Picture: Google

Hampshire police said the incident took place in the Scott Road and Peronne Road area of Hilsea.

A man who walked nearby the scene told The News police stopped him going to Foxes Forest yesterday.

He said: '˜I went to walk under the subway in Highbury and a police officer told me I couldn't go through to Foxes Forest because there had been a serious incident with a police dog searching the area.'

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The entrance to Hilsea Lines in Peronne Road, Portsmouth. Picture: Google

The incident happened at 6pm last night.

A police spokesman said: 'Enquiries are on-going.

'˜If anyone was in the area at this time and witnessed an assault contact police on 101, quoting 44180306928.'