Takeaway Driver Assaulted in Portsmouth

Police in Portsmouth are appealing for witnesses after a takeaway driver was assaulted and had his delivery stolen.

The 26-year-old had stopped outside a house on Agincourt Road, Nelson, at around 7.15pm, Friday, July 16, to deliver a Chinese meal.

He was approached by three youths who stopped him opening his car door, racially abused him and demanded he hand over the food. He refused and one of the group reached in through the open car window and assaulted him.

When the driver got out of the car, the youths continued to assault him, took the food from the vehicle and ran off onto Sultan Road, Nelson Road and then out of sight onto Victoria Street.

The youths were all white, aged between 17 and 18-years-old and described as:

about 5ft 4ins tall, normal build, short blonde hair, wearing a blue t-shirt about 5ft 8ins tall, skinny build, blonde hair about 5ft 10ins tall, dark hair, wearing a black t-shirt

The victim suffered minor cuts and grazes.

DC Fiona Wright from Portsmouth CID said: "This was a very cowardly attack on a delivery driver by three offenders who not only assaulted the driver but racially abused him. It is believed they are local to the area and I'd ask that if anyone who knows anything about this incident to get in touch."

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