Couple Attacked In Southampton

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man and woman were attacked by a group of youths in Southampton.

The incident happened at about 12.45am on Saturday October 13, in Vine Road, Southampton.

The 47-year-old man approached the group who were pushing over bins in the street. When they threatened him he walked away but they followed and attacked him.

The man's 51-year-old partner was also assaulted when she tried to help him.

The couple both received treatment for their injuries at Southampton General Hospital. The man had a badly bruised eye and factured wrist and the woman was treated for bruising.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Martin Brewer said:

"Exact circumstances are still under investigation and we are keen for witnesses to come forward and assist us with our enquiries."

Anyone with information is asked contact Det Con Brewer at Shirley CID by phoning 101. Mini-com users should contact 01962 875000. Send a message direct to a police officer using our online messaging system here.

Information can be given anonymously by phoning the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.