Police Appeal After Assault In Fareham

Police are appealing for information after two brothers and their friend were involved in an assault in Fareham at the weekend.

Sometime between 2pm and 3pm, Saturday, February 25, the brothers, aged 16 and 18, were walking through The Gillies from PaxtonRoad towards the railway station and Western Way. 
While in the underpass, they became involved in an altercation with two unknown men who were walking towards them. 
As the two men assaulted the brothers, they were joined by a third man. The brothers themselves were also joined by a 17-year-old friend who tried to help but he too was assaulted. 
The attackers ran off towards Paxton Road. They are described three black men, all wearing hats, two of whom appeared to have dreadlocks, one wearing a grey or black coloured jacket, one a white jacket and the third a brown coat. 
The victims suffered cuts and bruises to their faces as a result of being punched and required hospital treatment. 
PC Martin Franklin from the Park Gate Targeted Patrol team said:  “This assault occurred on a busy Saturday afternoon and I’d like to hear from anyone who witnessed or saw the suspects in the area at the time, who recognises their description or who knowswho’s responsible.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Franklin at Park Gate police station in confidence on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111. Minicom users should contact 01962 875000. Send a message direct to a police officer usingour online messaging system here.