Teenager arrested after Portsmouth Attack

Officers in Portsmouth are appealing for witnesses and phone footage after an assault took place in Landport, Portsmouth last night. A teenager has been arrested in connection with the attack on a man in his 50s and his dog in Landport Adventure park near Bridgeside Close.

The incident happened at around 9pm.

The man was walking his dog in Bridgeside Close when it was reported another man riding a moped up and down the path way in the park, stopped and assaulted him, knocking him the ground and repeatedly kicking his dog, which then ran off.

The man has suffered serious injuries to his face. The dog was located by worried residents and is not thought to have sustained serious injuries.

Officers have since arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the incident and he remains in police custody at this time.

Officers believe that several other people were in the park at this time and witnessed this incident.

DS Andy Lucas said, “We are keen to speak to anyone who was in the park around 9pm last night who witnessed this incident.

“We believe that someone may have recorded the assault on their phone or taken pictures of what happened. Please get in contact and share with us any images or footage you may have that could assist us with our investigation.

“Furthermore, if you were in the Bridgeside Close or Canal Walk areas last night in your vehicle and you have a dash cam, please check to see if you have captured anything that relates to this incident and get in touch.

“Neighbourhood officers will be paying extra attention to the Bridgeside Close area on their patrols this evening.”

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference 441 7022 9896, or contact the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111 or give info via http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org

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