Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Runner attacked with wooden plank in Southampton park

A 28-year-old man was attacked with a plank of wood while out running in Hampshire.

He was hit by a man in his 20s in a field off Wimpson Lane, Southampton on Sunday at about 2230 BST.

The victim ran away but was hit again by the man in a garden as he sought help on Severn Road.

The attacker left with a teenager on a bike, who is believed to have asked the runner the time just before the attack.

Southampton police said the attacker had distinctively black teeth.

The runner was taken to hospital, where he was treated for bruising and swelling.

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites