Doormen Attacked At Southsea Pub

Police are appealing for information after two doormen were attacked outside a Portsmouth pub.

It happened outside Owens Pub on Palmerston Road in Southsea at about 10.15pm on Saturday night (Nov 13th 2010)after a man who tried to jump the queue was turned away.

The group attacked the doormen aged 23 and 27 using the metal barriers used to mark out the queue and smoking area.

After someone stepped in to speak with them, they walked off towards the seafront, but one man turned back and punched one of the doormen in the jaw.

The victims suffered bruises and grazes to the face and head but didn't need medical treatment at the time.

The suspects are described as:

white man, early 30s, gelled, short black hair, local accent, stocky build, plain grey long-sleeved shirt, dark trousers

white man, 5ft 8ins tall, mid 30s, shaved head, white shirt, blue jeans

white man, 5ft 8ins tall, late 30s, shaved head, black shirt and something white underneath, dark trousers

white man, 40s, 6ft tall, shaved head/bald, sticky-out ears, skinny, dark grey jacket, jeans, smart shoes

Trainee Detective Constable Allison Fraser from Portsmouth CID said: 

“This was an unprovoked assault on the door staff who simply did not expect the level of violence used.

“This is unusual for this venue which does not normally have trouble with violence.

“It was very busy at the time and a lot of people were clearly watching everything that happened.

“I’m appealing to anyone who saw this attack to come forward, particularly if they are able to identify the men responsible.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact T/DC Allison Fraser at Fratton police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.