Fratton teenage girl 'hammer' attack e-fit released
Police have released an e-fit of a man seen running along a Portsmouth street shortly after a "hammer attack" which seriously injured a teenage girl.
The 17-year-old suffered a head injury when she was attacked in Fratton shortly before 19:00 BST on Monday.
A shopkeeper said the girl, who had been dog-sitting in Shearer Road, was attacked as she answered the door.
Detectives said they were considering whether the house had been targeted due to links with the sex trade.
The e-fit is of a man seen running across Shearer Road and into Beecham Road, past The Shearer Arms pub, at 19:00.
He is described as white, of small to medium build, about 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, with short light-brown hair and a short beard.
He was wearing a brown coat, jeans and light-coloured trainers.
Police also released a CCTV image which showed the man running.
The victim remains in a "serious but stable" condition in hospital.
Police said her injuries were believed to have been caused by a hammer.
Any witnesses are urged to contact Hampshire Constabulary.