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Hampshire Assault: Police seek witnesses after taxi queue incident

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Hampshire Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Hythe, which left a man with significant facial injuries. The incident occurred early on Sunday, 17 March, between 1.20am and 1.30am on New Road, a known taxi queue spot.

The assault began when the victim, a 40-year-old man, was struck by an assailant while waiting for a taxi. Initially dazed by the impact, the victim was hit a second time upon regaining his stance, resulting in a fractured eye socket.

Following the attack, the injured man managed to leave the scene. Police have since arrested an 18-year-old from Southampton on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

The suspect has been released on bail pending further investigation, with a police return date set for 17 June.

Authorities have circulated photographs of four individuals who were present during the incident and might provide crucial details. They are urging anyone with information to come forward to assist in the ongoing enquiry.

A Hampshire Police spokesperson said: “We know that there were other people in the area the time. We have released images of a number of people who may seen what happened.

“We understand that the images aren’t of the best quality but if you recognise yourself, please get in touch with us to let us know if you witnessed this incident. We can be contacted online or on 101 quoting 44240114299.”


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