Manhunt after Christmas Day assault in Portsmouth

A MAN was left with swelling to his eye after being assaulted in the street on Christmas Day.

Wednesday, 28th December 2016, 12:34 pm
Updated Monday, 9th January 2017, 12:41 pm
The junction of Ophir Road and London Road. Picture via Google Maps

The 29-year-old had been in London Road, Hilsea, near the junction with Ophir Road at 11pm on Sunday.

He was assaulted by another man, who fled in a grey or silver vehicle.

The assailant was tall, large, and bald, police said.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

The victim was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham with swelling to his left eye but was later discharged.

Detective Constable Alistair Charnley said: ‘This assault appears to have been unprovoked and we are keen to speak to anyone who saw what took place.’

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting 44160485035.