Witness Appeal After Netley Abbey Assault

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 15-year-old boy was assaulted in Netley Abbey on Friday July 30.

The incident occurred between 9.30pm and 9.45pm at Netley Abbey Recreation Ground in Queens View. Three men approached the victim in a large white panel van. Two of the man got out of the vehicle. One punched the victim and the other threatened him with a screwdriver. The victim attended Southampton General Hospital to receive treatment for an injury to his eye following the assault. PC Andrew Laverick said: “I would like to hear from anybody who has any knowledge of this incident. “This was an unprovoked attack by three men who were much older than the victim. The assault has left the 15-year-old boy with a serious injury to his eye and he is extremely scared and frightened. “Those responsible for this incident were travelling in a large white panel van. The registration plate began with NX03. I would like anyone who saw this van to contact the police.” Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact PC Andrew Laverick at Eastleigh police station on 101. Alternatively you can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.