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Police launch urgent appeal after suspicious incident

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to help their ongoing investigations after a suspicious incident in Lee-on-the-Solent; which saw a seventy-year old man suffer “unexplained injuries” when walking his dogs close to Cockerell Close in the evening of September 25 (Monday).

The victim arrived home at approximately 9:30pm with head and face wounds but does not remember how he received these injuries. He recalls having a verbal altercation with a dark haired male aged between 25 to 35 years old who was driving a blue vehicle, and remembers seeing an unknown man coming towards him in a close-by location shortly after.

Police believe there was multiple residents in the vicinity of the offence and surrounding area around the 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 44230392174. 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 for police force.