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Appeal launched after Lee-on-the-Solent altercation

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to assist their continuing investigations after an incident in Lee-on-the-Solent late last month, which saw two men suffer a blood-letting injury after being involved in an apparent ‘altercation’ at the junction of both Manor Way and High Street.

Emergency services were called to the scene at 7:52pm on January 31 (Wednesday) and established that a bottle was used in this incident. They arrested a thirty-seven year male from Gosport on suspicion of affray and he has since been bailed until April 30 as enquires continue, whilst the second male remains unidentified and is urged to contact the force.

Police believe there was multiple people in the vicinity of this incident and surrounding areas around this time who may have witnessed the incident; as well as before and afterwards. This includes those who were walking and driving in the immediate area; with any useful information and dash cam footage from vehicles all welcomed by investigating officers.

Investigators are asking for anybody with information or footage to contact police by calling the non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number of 44240045658. They can further submit details using the online reporting tool available on the Hampshire Police website, with all official support and further guidance available on the links here.

Alternatively, readers can contact the “independent charity” Crimestoppers 100% anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 for absolutely free; or via their anonymous online forms which can be found through their website:

PICTURED BY HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY: Graphic displaying this new ‘witness appeal’ launched by police force.