Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Teenagers attack man outside Southsea home

A man needed stitches to his head after being attacked by teenagers outside his Hampshire home.

The 32-year-old came out of his house in Frensham Road, Southsea, on Friday at about 2230 BST after he saw a youth hit his car window with his elbow.

When he confronted the boy, about eight other people attacked him, knocking him to the floor.

Police said the group ran off in the direction of Goldsmiths Avenue, towards KFC and McDonald's.

The victim was taken by ambulance to the Queen Alexandra Hospital where he received stitches for a wound to his temple.

'Shred of decency'

He is now recovering at home with bruising to his head and back.

He appealed for help catching his attackers and said anyone "with a shred of decency" would turn them in to the police.

He said: "Is your lad about 16 or 18 and did he wake up on Saturday morning with a hangover and signs of a scrap?

"If so, he could be one of these lads who was walking down my street on Friday night."

The group of around eight boys and two girls are described as between 16 and 18-years-old and all wearing shorts.

The main suspect was about 18 and wore a pale blue polo shirt.

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