Can you help after an assault in Lee-on-the-Solent this morning?
Officers are investigating a report that a 47 year-old man was assaulted in Lee-on-the-Solent early this morning (May 3).
The victim reported that he was approached by two men on the High Street as he was leaving for work at around 4am. During the assault an unknown liquid was thrown in the victims face.
He described the first man as:
• Around 5ft 7ins tall.
• Medium build.
• Dark hair.
• Aged in his early twenties.
• He was wearing a blue or black tracksuit with a QPR emblem on the left shoulder, and white trainers.
• He had a ring on his wedding finger.
The victim described the second man as:
• 5ft 6ins tall.
• Aged in his late teens.
• He had a beard around his jaw line.
• He was wearing blue jeans, a blue and white striped top under a black bomber jacket
An investigation is underway to establish the exact circumstances of what has happened and specialist resources from Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service were deployed as a precaution to enable officers to identify the nature of the liquid that the victim described. This substance does not present a wider risk to the local community.
The victim has been taken to hospital to be treated for injuries to his face.
Anyone who was in the area at the time and who saw what happened should call DS David West at Fratton Police Station on 101 quoting 44160165297, or contact us via the website http://www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/do-it-online/online-forms/message-for-officer.html
You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.