HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY have announced they have launched an “urgent” appeal for witnesses and information to help their ongoing investigations following an incident in Fareham late last week, which saw a teenager assaulted by a group of four individuals and saw a sum of cash stolen alongside a mix of other personal items in this targeted attack.
It has been reported that an eighteen year old male was sat alone on a bench on Friday morning (October 6) when two girls and two boys approached on the Tukes Avenue open space (to the rear of Asda). The victim was assaulted with a total of £65 in cash taken from his wallet; whilst a ‘pouch’ of tobacco and small red Goodman speaker were also stolen.
The group walked away towards the direction of Asda and an investigation has been officially launched by officers, who are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed this robbery or has any information. Girl one was said to be 5ft 6ins-5ft 8ins in height, white, of slim build, and had brown hair, whilst she was wearing a blue t-shirt with black trousers.
Both boys were reported to be white and medium build with short brown hair; the first wearing black trousers, a black t-shirt and carrying a rucksack. The other was wearing black jogging bottoms and a white t-shirt, whilst girl two is said to be white, slim build and wearing a green vested top / black trousers with dark brown hair. Two were on red / blue bikes.
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 44230408466. 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: https://orlo.uk/250kR
PICTURED BY HAMPSHIRE CONSTABULARY: Graphic displaying the new ‘witness appeal’ launched by police force.