Teenager due in court over park assault

POLICE investigating an assault that left a dog walker with '˜serious' injuries to his face have charged a teenager.

Monday, 19th June 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Monday, 19th June 2017, 12:57 pm

The dog walker, in his 50s, was in the park off Bridgeside Close, in Landport, when he was injured at 9.15pm on Friday.

Police said it had been reported a moped rider was driving in the park but had then stopped and assaulted the victim, knocking him to the ground.

The victim suffered serious injuries to his face.

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Detectives from Hampshire police have charged Ethan Goldring, 19, of Greetham Street, Portsmouth with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, driving a motor vehicle dangerously and without a licence or insurance.

He was also charged with assault with intent to resist arrest, criminal damage, racially or religiously aggravated harassment and theft from a shop.

Goldring is in custody awaiting to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court tomorrow.

Call 101 quoting 44170229896.