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Police appeal after man left in critical condition after being attacked in Portsmouth

Detectives are appealing for information after a man has been left in a critical condition following an assault in Portsmouth.

The incident happened just after 5.30pm on Easter Sunday (1 April) at the junction of New Road and Lynn Road in Fratton.

A man, riding a push bike, approached the victim outside The Stagg public house. The pair were in discussion with one another before the victim was assaulted. The man then cycled off.

The victim, a 29-year-old man from Portsmouth, was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he is being treated for serious head injuries.

Detective Inspector David West, said: “We’re appealing for anyone with witnessed this incident to come forward. There were lots of people in the area at the time of the incident so it is highly likely someone saw what happened.

“I would urge any with information to get in touch with us as soon as possible.”

A 25-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and is currently in police custody.

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference ‘4418012