Man Nearly Kicked to Death in Portsmouth Assault

man nearly kicked to death in portsmouth assault

Officers from Hampshire Constabulary want to identify these men as part of an investigation into a serious assault in Portsmouth.

Police received a report at 11.38pm last night (Saturday 18 August) that a fight had taken place between two groups of people some time between 11.15pm and 11.35pm on Festing Road, near to the Festing Pub.

Officers attended the scene where a man in his 30s had suffered serious and potentially life-changing injuries during the incident. He was taken to hospital for treatment where he remains at this time.

The two groups of people had moved on from the area prior to police arrival.

We are appealing for the identities of the people pictured, as they may have information to assist our enquiries, and anyone else who may have seen what happened.

Detective Constable Sam Jones, of Fratton CID, said: “The victim, in this case, has sustained significant injuries which are being treated as serious and potentially life-changing at this time.

“This incident took place in a busy area where there were a large number of people around, and we believe that there were a number of witnesses who left the area prior to police arrival.

“We would like to identify these people, and identify the men pictured in the CCTV images, so we can establish exactly what happened.

“It is crucial that anyone who has any information relating to this assault makes contact with police.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44180313770, or call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.