Robber attacks girl in Southsea

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Mike Bailey, 28, left with, and Matt Lucas, 23, who helped save the injured man ''Picture by:  Malcolm Wells (180219-7042)

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A MAN who attacked a 16-year-old girl during a robbery in Southsea is being hunted by police.

The teenager was walking alone along Talbot Road, near Bramble Road, when the robber struck.

He approached the victim on a mountain bike and grabbed hold of her before demanding property.

The girl initially refused but let go of personal items including a clutch bag, bank cards and a purse when he assaulted her.

The man then made off along Bramble Road towards Fawcett Road at about 6.45pm on Saturday.

Police said the girl was not seriously hurt.

Det Con Sheena Ives, investigating, said: ‘The young girl is understandably shocked by what happened. She is being supported by her family and police. We would ask anyone with information about the identity of the suspect to contact detectives.

The suspect white, aged in his mid 20s, about 6ft tall and of an average build with short, dark brown hair, a large nose and prominent chin.

He wore a long-sleeved, zip-up hooded top with red writing on, blue jeans and white trainers.

Call Fratton CID on 101.