Women punched at Portsmouth taxi rank by man who took off T-shirt during attack

TWO women were punched by a man at a Portsmouth taxi rank – and he took off his T-shirt during the attack.

Saturday, 14th September 2019, 11:44 am
The taxi rank outside Debenhams in Southsea

The flare-up happened at the rank outside Debenhams in Osborne Road, Southsea. 

Police say the women were punched as they tried to get into a cab. 

One of the victims, a 50-year-old, reported being dragged from a taxi by a woman, who had arrived at the rank with a group of people.

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The taxi rank outside Debenhams in Southsea

The first victim was then punched by a man. He is also reported to have punched a 34-year-old woman who was with the first victim.

Police say the man was with a group of nine other people.

He was white, about 5ft 5in, and in his 30s with short brown cropped hair. He was wearing a blue T-shirt which he took off during the incident.

The incident happened just after midnight on September 8.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘Fortunately the women were not seriously injured.’

Anyone who saw the incident can call police on 101, quoting 44190323659, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.