OAP attacked in city centre

A police car parked outside Catherine House in Stanhope Road, Portsmouth, earlier tonight. Picture: Byron Melton

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POLICE are renewing an appeal for witnesses after an elderly man was attacked.

The 68-year-old was walking along Crasswell Street in Portsmouth on May 28, at 4pm, when he was approached from behind.

A younger man pushed him to the ground and assaulted him while the elderly man was on the floor.

The suspect was a white man, aged 25, medium build, 5ft 6in tall with dark hair and wearing dark clothing.

Anyone with information can contact Fratton CID by phoning 101.