Guildhall Square Assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted off Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, on the evening of Friday, April 2.

The 34-year-old local man was found at around 11.50pm near the Cenotaph monument at the back of Drift in the City bar.

He was discovered by a member of the bar’s door staff, badly bruised and with injuries to his face. He was taken by ambulance to the Queen Alexandra hospital and kept in overnight before being released. Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the assault or saw the victim prior to it. 

He was wearing brown shoes, blue jeans, orange checked shirt and a blue jacket and is described as: 

  • White
  • Approximately 6ft 2ins tall
  • Short dark hair

PC Adam McMillan said:This appears to be an unprovoked attack on a man who had enjoyed a night out in Guildhall and was on his way home. “Unfortunately, he doesn’t remember anything about what happened and has no clue who assaulted him. “Guildhall would have been quite busy at the time so I’m hoping someone can help us with our enquiries.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC McMillan at Fratton police station on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.