Fourth man tracked down by police in Petersfield assault investigation

Monday 9th May 2022 7:09 pm
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The George pub in The Square, Petersfield
The George pub in The Square, Petersfield (Martyn Pattison )

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A FOURTH man wanted by police after an assault in Petersfield in the early hours of Saturday, April 9, has been found after a successful CCTV appeal.

Hampshire Police released CCTV images of the man on Monday evening – but cancelled its appeal shortly after 2pm on Tuesday after tracking down the man “as a direct result of the appeal”.

A police spokesman added: “Thank you for sharing our appeal. We can now confirm that we have identified the man in the CCTV images.”

The assault took place at around 1.30am on April 9 in Chapel Street, and involved five men attacking a man in his 20s, causing him a serious head injury.

The incident reportedly followed a disagreement in The George pub at around 11pm on Friday, April 8, involving one of the group and the victim.

Three men – a 19-year-old from Petersfield, an 18-year-old from Petersfield and an 18-year-old from Liphook – have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

The 19-year-old was released under investigation, and the two 18-year-olds were released on bail with conditions while police enquiries continue.

A spokesman for Hampshire Police said: “Our enquiries are ongoing. If you have any information about what happened that night, please call us on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44220139207.

“Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.”

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