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Man Assaulted Outside Andover Sports Centre

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in Andover.

At around 8.25pm on Wednesday, February 13 the 17-year-old victim was outside the entrance of Andover Leisure Centre, West Street, Andover, with his girlfriend.

He was stood holding an umbrella when the offender approached him from the direction of Lidls and asked him what he was looking at. The offender then head butted the victim and made off in direction of the Lloyds TSB building.

The victim sustained a large lump on his forehead.

The man police want to speak to is described as:

  • White
  • Aged 20 to 24
  • 5ft 10ins
  • Large build
  • Cropped hair
  • Slim face with a large nose

He was wearing a light coloured hooded tracksuit top which was zipped at the front

Police Staff Investigator, Graham Hamilton, said: “This was a nasty and unprovoked assault on a young man who was stood chatting to his girlfriend. The area was quiet at the time of the attack but there may have been witnesses who saw what happened or saw the offender in the area prior to or after the incident.

“It is possible the same man had been abusing passers by outside Lidls a few minutes prior to the assault. Did you see this man?

I would urge anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible.”

Anyone with information should contact PSI Hamilton at Andover police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers, the charity, anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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