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Police appeal launched after Gosport robbery

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to help their continuing investigations after a man in his forties was robbed and assaulted in Gosport Town Centre early this weekend; the victim suffering injuries and having property stolen as direct consequences of the unprovoked attack.

It has been reported that the man was walking along South Street between 1am and 1:40am on Sunday (September 3) when he was approached by a group of three / four people who were wearing face coverings. He was punched several times and sustained bruising injuries to his head, whilst his Moncler T-Shirt and black Nike Air trainers were also stolen.

Police believe there was multiple residents in the vicinty of South Street and the town centre around this time who may have witnessed the incidents; as well as before and afterwards. This includes those who were walking or driving in this 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 44230356498. 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 showing any witness appeal that is launched by police force.