Three men arrested after late night scrap in Southsea hotspot involving 10 people leaves man in hospital

THREE men were arrested by police after a scrap involving 10 people in a busy Southsea hotspot left a man hospitalised.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 8:12 am

Police are appealing to the public after a 39-year-old man suffered facial injuries on Palmerston Road the early hours of Sunday morning just after 2am.

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Police rushed to the scene before the victim was taken to hospital where he was kept in overnight for observations and treatment.

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Three 20-year-old men from Portsmouth were arrested at the scene and have been released under investigation.

One was arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

A second man was arrested on suspicion of attempted wounding with intent.

A third man was arrested on suspicion of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent.

Det Con Hollie Loader said: ‘Although this incident happened in the early hours of the morning, it would have been busy with lots of people out and about. I am appealing to anyone who witnessed this incident, or anyone who may have seen what happened in the lead up to it.

‘I would also like to hear from anyone who may have captured mobile phone footage of the incident.’

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 44210376173.

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