Police hunt racist in Portsmouth after Man attacked

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in Portsmouth.

The incident took place between 4pm and 4.45pm on Saturday, March 4, outside the university building on Waltham Street.

A 46-year-old man, who was with a friend, was assaulted by two men who were crossing the road in the direction of Winston Churchill Avenue.

It was also reported that the two men crossing the road made racist remarks during the incident.

Officers would like to speak to anyone who witnessed an altercation involving four men outside the University building on Waltham Street at this time.

Police Staff Investigator Julie Kirkpatrick said: “This is normally a busy thoroughfare for pedestrians walking into Portsmouth City Centre via the Guildhall Square area.

“Not only that, this incident took place during daylight hours so people may have been able to see exactly what happened.

“The victim and his friend were wearing smart clothing at the time. The other two men were described as wearing jeans.

“We would like to hear from anyone who saw an altercation between two groups of men in this area at this time, or the moments leading up to it.”

A 50-year-old man, from Southsea, has been arrested on suspicion of common assault, and a 43-year-old man, from Portsmouth, has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

Both men have been bailed until April 3.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSI Kirkpatrick on 101, quoting 44170082273, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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