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Appeal launched after Lee-on-the-Solent incident

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to assist their ongoing investigation following a serious incident that occurred in Lee-on-the-Solent last weekend; which saw two unidentified men attempt to violently rob a nineteen-year old male as he got into a vehicle on April 7 (Sunday).

Officers recieved reports that the victim was getting into the back of a ‘Hyundai i10’ vehicle on Pier Street between 2pm and 3pm on this above day; when he was suddenly approached by two men wearing black ski masks. They then pulled the door open with one of the men ownng a knife; the driver managing to ‘get away’ from the scene to help avoid injury.

This first male was described as being white and around 5 feet 10 inches in height with skinny build; whilst he was also wearing a black ski mask, a shiny black puffer coat, and black tracksuit bottoms. Similarly the second man is described as being black and 5 feet 10 inches tall; whilst they were joined by a younger man who didn’t pay a part in this incident.

It is believed that the men were trying to steal the victim’s coat and the police investigation is still ongoing at the time of writing, with detectives keen to speak to anybody who was in Pier Street or surrounding areas throughout Sunday. The force are also looking for all dashcam video footage that could have been taken by those driving / travelling in the area.

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 44240145887. 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:

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