Mans Nose Broken In Portsmouth Attack

18 November 2010, 12:21

A mans had his nose broken after being attacked in Portsmouth.

At around midday on Saturday, November 13, a 42-year-old man was assaulted by another man on Gamble Road, just off Kingston Crescent.

He reported the incident to police immediately at Fratton police station.

He had been punched in the face and had suffered a broken nose and was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment.

Police later arrested a 23-year-old Portsmouth man on suspicion of actual bodily harm. He was bailed until December 16 pending further enquiries.

As part of the investigation, officers are looking at a road traffic incident moments earlier at the junction of London Road and Stubbington Avenue.

A white Ford Ka was in collision with a grey Ford Transit van which did not stop at the scene. There were no injuries.

PC Sarah Thomas from the Targeted Patrol team said:

 “The assault occurred near the junction of a busy road with regular queues of traffic coming into the city from the motorway.

“Because of the day and time, the location is likely to have been busy with passing traffic and pedestrians shopping at the Aldi store just inside Gamble Road.

“There would also have been a steady build-up of traffic due to Portsmouth Football Club playing a home match that same day.

“I'd like to hear from anyone who witnessed either the assault or the road traffic collision.”

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