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Teenagers Bailed After Attack On Man
Police are appealing for information after a 67-year-old man was assaulted by a group of males in Portsmouth.
At sometime between 1.30am and 1.35am on Sunday, September 11 the victim was driving his car on the junction of Eastern Road and Fitzherbert Road, Portsmouth. When he started to pull off, a group of males kicked out at a car in front of the victim.
As the victim drove passed the group, they also kicked his car. The victim stopped his car to speak to the group when he was assaulted. He fell to the ground and was kicked in the head and body.
A passing taxi stopped to confront the group and at this point the victim managed to get up and move away.
PC Paul MacMillan, said:
"I am appealing for anyone with any information to come forward and speak to us. We would like to hear from the driver and any passengers who were in the car in front of the victim, and also had their car kicked, as they may have vital information.
"We are urging anyone with any information about this incident to come forward and help us with our inquiry."
Four boys, three aged 16 and one aged 15, all from Portsmouth, have been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC MacMillan at Cosham Police Station on 101 or via the website www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/contact/message_officer.htm
You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
Minicom users should call 01962 875000.
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