Update On Attack Which Partly Blinded A Man

Police are appealing for information about an assault on a man in Portsmouth that left him blinded in one eye.

Police in Portsmouth have released more information about an attack on Hampshire Terrace.

The victim, 28, had been enjoying a Friday night out with friends around the Guildhall area of the city centre.

The assault occurred after 2am (Saturday, October 30) as the group were heading past the Hampshire Boulevard bar.

DC Fiona Wright from Portsmouth CID said: 

“The incident itself was not at all connected to the Hampshire Boulevard.

“Following further enquiries, we can clarify that neither the victim nor the suspects had been drinking in the bar prior to the assault.

“He was assaulted after he went to help one of his friends who had been approached by the group of suspects on the pavement outside the bar.

“The door staff intervened to try and break it up and it’s understood the fight continued around the corner.”

The main suspect is described as:

white man
aged 25-30
5ft 9ins tall
skinny build
short brown hair
bare-chested (he had taken off his t-shirt)
speaking with a local Portsmouth accent

One of the other suspects is described as:

white man
6ft tall
short blonde hair
medium build
wearing a pink top

DC Wright continued:

“We have a good working relationship with the Hampshire Boulevard and the management are helping us with our enquiries.

“I’d like to hear from anyone else who can help, particularly taxi drivers who may have driven past or people walking home from a night out.”

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