Police hunt attacker filmed stamping on woman's head in sick viral video on Southsea Common

POLICE are investigating the brutal assault of a woman in Southsea whose head was repeatedly stamped on by another female.

Thursday, 18th June 2020, 10:47 pm
Updated Thursday, 18th June 2020, 10:57 pm

The sickening attack took place on Southsea Common and was recorded by bystanders before being shared on social media earlier today.

The disturbing footage has been viewed almost 400,000 times and lasts for about 16 seconds.

It shows two women tussling on the Common, pulling each other’s hair as a screaming crowd watches on.

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The sickening attack on Southsea Common has been viewed about 400,000 times online

The brawling pair then collapse to the ground as a third woman piles into the fight and launches a vicious assault on one of the women.

The video shows the attacker, wearing a mustard-yellow top and brown, spotted trousers, kicking a blonde hair woman in the back before stamping on the victim’s head three times.

Horrified screams can be heard from the crowd as the wounded woman lies lifeless on the floor.

It is not known what condition she is in at this time.

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Hampshire police have tonight confirmed they are investigating the violent attack following a deluge of messages from concerned people.

In a statement released on the force’s Facebook page, a spokesman said: ‘We have been receiving a high level of calls into our 101 Contact Centre regarding a number of videos being shared on social media of an assault that took place on Southsea Common in Portsmouth.

‘We are aware of this incident, and the videos being shared, and our officers are currently investigating this.’

‘If you were a witness to this, or if anyone has any information you can call us on 101 quoting 44200219951.’

The brutal attack has been condemned online, with people on social media describing it as ‘sick’ and ‘twisted’.

One person said: ‘Looking at the videos, it's a barbaric attack. The two offenders should be locked up. The girl that got her head stomped on could have easily died.’

Another person added: ‘I was devastated by this video!! Poor poor girl!! Girls should be building each other up, not stamping on heads.’

The attack comes amid a spate of anti-social behaviour on Southsea Common during the coronavirus lockdown.

Three boys were taken to hospital with non-serious injuries.

In a bid to try and quell the violence, police authorised the use of a dispersal order to break up large crowds in the area.

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