Man Kicked And Punched In The Head

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was kicked in the face and head during an unprovoked attack in Petersfield.

At about 11.45pm on Friday, July 1, a man was walking home after an evening out in Petersfield town.

He was walking along Sheep Street when he was set upon from behind by two men. He managed to break away and walked towards to the Swan Street car park..

However, another man then approached him and tried to engage him in conversation. Then, for no apparent reason, he began punching the victim in the head and face.

The victim – a 25-year-old man – fell to the ground to try and protect himself but was then kicked to the face and head. He then blacked out and when he came round the attacker had fled.

The victim sustained bruising to the left eye and cheek and was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham for treatment.

The attacker is described as aged between 20 and 30, of medium build, with short light brown hair. He was about 6ft tall and was wearing a white checked shirt, blue jeans or trousers.

PC Leana Warwick said:

 “This was a totally unprovoked attack where the victim has sustained some nasty injuries.

“I am appealing for anyone who saw anything in the Swan Street car park or who has any information about this incident to contact me as soon as possible.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Warwick at Alton police station on 101 or via www.hampshire.police.uk/internet/contact/message_officer.htm

You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.

Minicom users should call 01962 875000.

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