Police Release CCTV Stills After Portsmouth Attack

Detectives investigating an attack on a group of friends outside Portsmouth Harbour train station in June are releasing CCTV stills of the suspects.

The group of four men and a woman had met up for a Friday night out in Portsmouth to watch the England World Cup football match against Algeria.
At around 2.45am, Saturday, June 19, they were attacked by three men while walking on the slipway towards the Gosport Ferry.
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The victims:
  • A 19-year-old man from Lincolnshire suffered a swollen bloodied nose and bruising to his face
  • A 20-year-old man from Oxfordshire suffered a black eye
  • A 19-year-old man from West Sussex taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital and found to have re-broken his collarbone following a previous injury
  • A 20-year-old man from Gosport suffered minor injuries to his face
The suspects are described as:
  • White man, about 25-years-old, about 6ft tall, with a strong, stocky build/bordering on fat, shaven head, not wearing a top, may have had a tattoo on his chest
  • White man, about 23-years-old, approx 5ft 10ins tall, medium build, dark hair, wearing a pale blue polo shirt and shorts
  • White male, aged in late 30s to early 40s, about 5ft 10ins tall, medium build, dark but greying hair
DC Katie Wakefield from Portsmouth CID said:
“This was an unprovoked assault on a group of friends who’d met up from different parts of the country for an evening out.
“So far we’ve been unable to trace the suspects and we’re releasing the CCTV stills in the hope someone will recognise them.
“They might be someone’s husband, partner, son or dad. If you know who they are, you can speak to us in confidence.”
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Anyone with information is asked to contact DC Wakefield at Fratton police station on 101 or 0845 045 45 45 from outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
You can also call the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.