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Police are appealing for witnesses after a car park security officer was assaulted in Portsmouth.
The victim, a 33-year-old man, was assaulted while carrying out a routine foot patrol of the car park of Morrisons, Anchorage
Park, on Wednesday lunchtime.
It was around 1.40pm (October 6) and he had notice a man acting suspiciously looking into several vehicles.
The security officer challenged the man at which point he lunged at the guard with what is described as a sharp instrument in his hand, piercing the victim’s right forearm.
The victim was treated at St Mary’s hospital and received relevant jabs and blood tests.
The suspect is described as:
White man aged 20-30-years-old
5ft 6ins to 5ft 8ins tall
Skinny, slim build
Gaunt facial features
Piercing blue eyes
Two-three days facial stubble
He was wearing black/grey dirty jeans, white trainers, dark blue thin jacket, white base ball cap with oil stains on the peak and front with a red flash on the rear. His rear left jeans pocket was ripped..
PC David Noakes said: “I would appeal to any customers that were in the car park at the time of the incident that may have seen the suspect or witnessed the incident. The car park was busy due to the time of day.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Noakes at Southsea police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.