Teen Suffers Fractured Skull after Landport Attack

Police are investigating a serious assault in Portsmouth which has left an 18-year-old lad in hospital being treated for injuries including a fractured skull.
At 1.30am this morning (Saturday 3rd June) the victim was walking along Arundel Street, close to the junction with Holbrook Road, with a group of friends. He was assaulted by a group of three men walking in the opposite direction towards the city centre.
During the assault the victim was hit on the head and is now being treated for potentially life changing injuries, including a fractured skull, at Southampton General Hospital.
The three men who assaulted the victim are described as:
• White
• In their twenties
• Slim build
• All around 6ft tall
• One of them was wearing a black hooded top, another a blue jumper with a round neck.
They all ran off towards the city centre.
DC Les Leithes said, “Did you hear or see anything that could help our inquiries following this serious assault?
“We are reviewing CCTV this morning to identify whoever is responsible for this assault and will be in the area if you need to speak to us. .
“It’s important that the people of Portsmouth feel free to move around their city without the fear or threat of violence at any time”.
If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference 441 7020 9417, or contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously 0800 555 111 or give info via http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org .

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