Police appeal after Two Assaults and an attempted Street Robbery in Southampton


Police are appealing for witnesses following two assaults and an attempted robbery

Officers in Southampton are investigating two assaults and an attempted robbery that happened after the Common People Festival ended on Saturday, May 28.

Between 11pm and 12am on Saturday night (May 28) going into Sunday morning (May 29) a 25-year-old man was walking along the Avenue between Alma Road and Avenue Road with his girlfriend when he was approached and assaulted by two men.

The 25-year-old man suffered a broken jaw and was treated at Southampton General Hospital.

He is now recovering at home.

His girlfriend was uninjured.

The men are described as:

Mixed race
Slim Build
5 feet 4 inches
Wearing Adidas t-shirts, one blue and one black

At around 12.45am on Sunday, May 29 a 24-year-old man was walking along The Avenue towards the city centre with his girlfriend.

The pair stopped and sat on a bench near the junction of Lodge Road when they were approached by three men aged between 16 and 20-years-old who demanded phones and money.

The pair managed to get away and call the police without handing anything over.

The men are described as:

Aged 16-20 years
5ft 9 tall
lean build
short dark shaved hair
clean shaven face
dark coloured hoody

16-20 years
5ft 11 tall
Slim build
Short blond hair in a similar style to Justin Bieber
White t-shirt
Light grey zip-up hoody
Clean shaven quite pale skinned

aged 16-20 years
6ft 1 – 2 inches
Slim build
Short dark hair a little longer on top
Wearing a navy blue hoody with the hood up

Between 1.15am and 1.30am a 22-year-old man was walking with three friends along Spear Road between Forster Road and Lodge Road when they were approached by a group of boys.

The 22-year-old man was then assaulted by the group and suffered a serious cut to his face.

The man was treated in hospital and had to have 18 stitches.

The boys are described as aged between 15 and 17-years-old, wearing hooded-tops and tracksuit bottoms which were dark or grey coloured.

One of the boys had shoulder length blonde-ish hair.

If you witnessed this incident, please call 101 and quote 44160200276.

Detective Constable Laura Hardy from the Western Investigations Team said: “These incidents occurred after Common People had ended outside the festival site. We are not linking these incidents and believe they all happened in isolation. We know there were a lot of festival goers walking home or going onto further parties which is when these incidents occurred.

“We are hoping that if you were walking home at this time along The Avenue or surrounding roads you may have seen one of these incidents, or recognise the descriptions given.

“These suspects may have attended the festival as well, did you see them there? Are they in the background of any of your photos? Maybe you can help. Call 101 in confidence and quote the reference number.”