Officers appeal for key witness to come forward following serious assaults in Havant
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We are appealing for information after several people were injured in a number of assaults that took place in Havant last week.
We were first called at 11.55pm on Wednesday 13 July to a report that a woman had been assaulted on Dunsbury Way in Havant.
Officers attended and located a woman in her 30s with serious injuries to her jaw and arm. She was taken to hospital for treatment and has since been discharged.
We received further calls a short time later that a 17-year-old boy, a 14-year-old boy and a 28-year-old man had also been assaulted. All three were taken to hospital for treatment and have since been discharged.
We are treating these incidents as linked at the current time.
Since these incidents were reported to us we have been following a number of lines of enquiry in order to establish the circumstances and are now appealing to the public for information.
Perhaps you were in the Dunsbury Way late on Wednesday 13 July into the early hours of Thursday 14 and recall seeing an altercation taking place? Maybe you were driving through the area and have dash cam footage that may assist our investigation?
Investigating officer Detective Constable Lucia Davies said: “We are keen to hear from anyone with information that may help our enquiries into these assaults. We’re particularly keen to hear from a lady who was in the area at the time walking her dog and attempted to intervene during the altercation. We believe she was in the area between 11.50pm and midnight.
“If this was you or you think you may know who she is, we would really like to hear from you as we think you will have vital information to assist our enquiries.
“We also appreciate that local residents will be concerned to hear of these assaults and would like to reassure you that while this spate of assaults are being treated as linked, we are not currently linking them to any other incident in the area. We would also like to reassure you that we believe all those involved to be known to eachother and do not believe there to be any risk to the wider public at the current time.”
As part of our investigation we have arrested a 28-year-old man, a 46-year-old woman, a 46-year-old man, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy from Havant on suspicion of section 18 grievous bodily harm with intent. They have been released on conditional police bail while our enquiries continue.