Robbers knock man out in unprovoked attack in Portsmouth

Man in court for assault

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A MAN was knocked out during a late-night robbery.

The victim, 39, was walking home along Gladys Avenue in North End, near Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School when he was set upon by two men.

He told police he was assaulted several times by one of the men and lost consciousness. The victim suffered injuries to his head, face and upper body in the attack. He was taken to hospital but later discharged. His wallet, mobile phone, and black-framed glasses were stolen. The two men were walking with two young women when the attack happened between 11.30pm and 11.57pm on Sunday. Sergeant Ellie Hurd said: ‘This appears to have been an unprovoked, vicious attack on a man who was walking home alone to his family after a charity fundraising night in a local pub. We’re appealing for witnesses to make themselves known to police. In particular, detectives would like to speak to the two young women who were with the suspect at the time of the robbery.’

All four suspects are white and aged between 18 and 20. Both men wore tracksuits and baseball caps. One of the girls had long, dark hair.

Call police on 101.