Appeal After Mystery Portsmouth Attack

20 May 2011, 08:40 | Updated: 30 March 2016, 13:50

Police are appealing to information after an allegation of an assault in Southsea on a man who can’t remember exactly what happened to him.

The 22-year-old went to Southsea Police Station in Highland Road at 5.15am on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 to call for help.

The victim has told police his memory of that day is not complete. The man believes he may have fallen unconscious after an assault sometime between 1am and 5am.

His nose was bleeding and his top was covered in blood when he arrived at Southsea Police Station. He was taken to hospital and left several hours later.

Investigating officer PC Daniel Mathias of Portsmouth’s Targeted Patrol Teams (TPT) said: “The victim says he had woken up in the Devonshire Avenue area at around 5am in a confused state of mind. He managed to find his way to the police station in Highland Road.

“He does remember meeting a friend in the Guildhall area and walking her home to the Southsea area during the early hours of last Wednesday morning (May 11). He thinks he became involved in an argument with a group of men. However, his memory of that night appears to be limited, and he cannot describe any more details.

“We would be interested in speaking with anyone who remembers seeing this man, who was wearing a white long sleeved top and blue jeans, in either Cromwell Road, Highland Road or Devonshire Avenue during the early hours of last Wednesday morning (May 11). It’s possible there were other people in these areas who could be witnesses.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Daniel Mathias at Southsea Police Station by phoning 101 or emailing

From outside Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, call police on 0845 045 45 45. Mini-Com users can call the police on 01962 875000. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.