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Police search for witnesses after Gosport assault

HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to help their ongoing investigation following an incident at a popular pub in Bridgemary last Saturday; which saw a man in his thirties require medical treatment for a laceration and swelling of an eye after being struck by the ‘unknown’ male.

Emergency personnel visited Nobes Avenue after being called to an assault at the White Horse Inn pub on October 14, which is believed to have occurred between 10:30pm and 11:15pm. The victim stated that he had been hit with glass in the pub’s beer gardens and required first aid treatment for his injuries. before he was further taken to a nearby hospital.

A number of enquiries have been conducted by officers who are looking to identify the male responsible for this assault and wish to speak to anyone who was at the pub during the above times. The incident took place after the 2023 Rugby World Cup quarter final between Ireland and New Zealand with large crowds believed to be in the pub or nearby areas.

Investigators are asking for anybody with any new information to contact police by calling their non-emergency number 101 and quote the case’s reference number of 44230421771. 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.