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3 September 2013, 08:55
Police in Portsmouth are investigating a big fight, which left a man badly hurt.
The 27-year-old from Portsmouth was hurt during a fight involving a number of men outside a Southern Co-operative store in Sultan Road in Buckland.
The victim received head and serious facial injuries, which were not life-threatening, in an assault that occurred between 11.15pm and 11.45pm on Saturday 31 August.
Investigating officer Detective Constable Jackie Foley said:
"Initial enquiries suggest a number of people stopped to assist the victim so we are appealing for them and any other witnesses to come forward.
"We believe all those involved in the fight itself knew each other and that this was not a random attack."
Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101. The Mini-com number, which is used by deaf and hard of hearing callers, has changed to Minicom TextRelay 18001 101. Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.