Man Attacked In Shirley Flat

Detectives at Shirley are investigating after a man was assaulted in his flat on New Year's Day.

The victim, 27, was eating a meal in his Denzil Avenue home between 7 and 8pm Tuesday, January 1, when three men in balaclavas forced their way in and beat him with a wooden sign.

The man was left with as broken hand and head injuries which required stitches.  He was admitted to Southampton General Hospital for treatment to the injuries.

Two of the offenders were seen by witnesses.  The first is described as white, aged in his late twenties or early thirties, stocky and 5ft 8ins tall.  He had short, shaved hair and wore a waist length camouflage jacket over
a cream-coloured top.

The second man also is white and had a shaved head.  He is slim, 5ft 10-11ins tall and in his late thirties.  He wore a blue tracksuit top, blue jeans and white trainers.

Detective Constable Dal Andrews said: "This appears to be an unprovoked assault.  We are keen to speak to anyone who heard or saw the incident. In particular, we need to head from anyone who saw the persons described fleeing from a multi-occupancy address in the area of Denzil Avenue and Onslow Road, Southampton."
Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Andrews at Shirley CID on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.