A teenager is seriously ill in hospital after a disturbance in Leigh Park.
He suffered what detectives describe as ‘significant injuries’ in an incident on Sunday night. Police only revealed details today.
A Hampshire Police spokesman said: ‘Detectives are investigating an alleged assault in the Leigh Park area of Havant.
‘An 18-year-old man from Havant remains in hospital with significant injuries after public disorder at the junction of Stockheath Road and Petersfield Road between half past midnight and a quarter to one on the morning of Sunday, October 21. Enquiries are continuing to establish the exact circumstances.’
Police appealed for witnesses to contact them.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Emily Dummer said: ‘It is believed there were motorists as well as pedestrians passing by in this area at the time of an assault. Any of these people could be witnesses to the disorder so police are appealing for them to come forward.’
Witnesses or anyone with information about the identity of suspects are asked to phone CID at Waterlooville Police Station on 101. Mini-com users can phone 18001 101. Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.