Portsmouth teenager is locked up for five years for unprovoked street attack in Fratton  

A 16-year-old boy from Portsmouth has been sentenced to five years in a young offenders’ institute following an attack in Portsmouth.

Early on Monday, July 23 two separate groups of people were attacked by a group of youths near the Esso petrol station in Kingston Road in an unprovoked assault.

The aftermath of the assault in Kingston Road 'Picture: Habibur Rahman

The aftermath of the assault in Kingston Road 'Picture: Habibur Rahman

A 16-year-old boy hit and kicked his victim, a 44-year-old man, while he was lying on the floor unconscious. He suffered multiple cuts to his face, lost two teeth and had a broken cheek bone.

The 16-year-old boy from Portsmouth was sentenced to five years in a young offender’s institute, after pleading guilty to grievous bodily harm with intent.

Det Con Sam Hockley said: ‘This was a particularly nasty, unprovoked attack, which knocked the victim unconscious and unable to talk for some time.

‘I hope the sentence that this young offender has received will help the victim put the ordeal of the assault behind him.’

Part of Kingston Road was taped off after the attack 'Picture: Habibur Rahman

Part of Kingston Road was taped off after the attack 'Picture: Habibur Rahman

An 18-year-old man and a 30-year-old man from Portsmouth who were also arrested in connection with the incident are still under investigation.