Police launch probe after seriously-injured 18-year-old dies in Portsmouth

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POLICE are investigating after a teenager died in Portsmouth this morning.

Officers were called by paramedics from South Central Ambulance Service to a report of a seriously injured man in Sackville Street at about 2.20am today.

The 18-year-old man, who had what police have called significant injuries, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, where he died.

A police spokesman said: ‘We’re investigating the circumstances of his death; and are carrying out activity in other areas of Portsmouth as we believe the man may have been assaulted earlier in the evening.

‘We are currently carrying out enquiries on roads including: Liverpool Road, Manchester Road, Guildford Road, and Sandringham Road.

‘We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed anything suspicious.’

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Lighter.