Assault At Portsmouth Taxi Rank

20 January 2011, 09:18 | Updated: 20 January 2011, 09:27

Detectives investigating an assault at a taxi rank in Portsmouth in October are releasing an image of a man they hope can help with their enquiries.

A 40-year-old woman was assaulted while waiting with her husband and friend in the queue on the south side of Palmerston Road, Southsea in the early hours of Sunday, October 3rd.

It was sometime between 1.30 and 2am. A stranger pushed her over onto the pavement in order to jump the queue.

Her husband took her to the Queen Alexandra Hospital; she suffered a broken arm.

DC Kristy O’Brien from Portsmouth CID said:  "We’re trying to trace the man in the CCTV who was at the scene in the early hours that Sunday.

 "I’d like to speak with him because I believe he can help with our enquiries and progress this investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact DC O’Brien at Fratton police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.