CCTV image released as part of investigation into New Milton assault
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Do you recognise these people?
We would like to speak to them in connection with an assault in New Milton Recreation Ground.
The incident is reported to have occurred between 2.25am and 2.40am on Saturday 27 January.
During the incident, the victim was punched from behind by a group of unknown people. The victim was then taken to the floor and kicked and punched by the group, causing him to bleed.
The group then left the area and the victim was able to get up and call for help.
We appreciate the still image is of poor quality, so descriptions of two members of the group are detailed below.
One of the group is described as;
- White male - Average build - Approximately 5ft 9ins tall - Dark hair - Wearing dark clothing
Another of the group is described as;
- White female - Approximately 5ft 4ins tall - Dark hair down to the mid-back - Petite build - Braces - Wearing glasses
We believe the people in this image can help us with our investigation and would urge them, or anyone who knows their identity, to get in touch with us.
Also, if you have information about this incident, saw anything suspicious in the area at the time, or have any CCTV, mobile phone, dash cam or doorbell camera footage which could aid our investigation, please contact us.
You can do this by calling 101, or by reporting online via the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Constabulary website, quoting incident number 44240038477.
You can also call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
A 22-year-old man from New Milton has been arrested on suspicion of GBH with intent in connection with this incident. He has since been released on conditional police bail, pending further enquiries.