Portsmouth News

‘Significan­t’ blunt force trauma injury for man

Police ‘keeping an open mind’

- By BEN FISHWICK Chief reporter ben.fishwick@thenews.co.uk

A MAN on a night out with friends at a pub woke up severely injured six hours after leaving the venue in a parked car a mile away.

Police said the 32-yearold man from Portsmouth needed two surgical procedures after suffering a severe‘bluntforce­trauma’to his right leg, and bruising to his left leg.

Officers are investigat­ing whether or not he was involved in a crash while walking after finishing in the pub. He also had bruises on his shoulder and back, and injuries on his palm and side of his left hand. He remains at Queen Alexandra Hospital.

Hampshire police said the man had been at the

Shepherds Crook pub in Goldsmith Avenue, opposite Milton Park, on Saturday night.

Police said he thinks he left at around 11pm and walked along Goldsmith Avenue but has no further memory of the night. He woke up at 4.53am on Sunday in the passenger seat of a parked car that had been left unlocked in Durban Road, Fratton.

The man was missing his right adidas trainer, white trainer sock and house keys.

Now people living in Copnor, Milton and North End are being asked to check their gardens for his missing property.

DC Beth Marshall, said: ‘It appears the man had found the car on Durban Road, parked and unlocked, and had got inside the vehicle where he passed out. When he woke up, he managed make his way home and was then taken to hospital.

‘He has suffered a significan­t blunt force trauma injury to his right leg, as well as bruising to his left leg, shoulder and back, with injuries to the palm and side of his left hand.

‘He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital where he underwent two surgical procedures. He remains in hospital receiving treatment for his injuries.

‘It is not yet clear how he sustained these injuries and we are keeping an open mind at this stage.

‘I am appealing to anyone who was in the area on Saturday evening or the early hours of Sunday morning who may have seen something connected to this incident. Did you see a man matching the descriptio­n in the area? Did you see him with any other people, or did you witnesses a collision?’

Police said the man is white, was wearing stonewash skinny jeans, a plain white T-shirt, and a grey and navy adidas varsity bomber jacket.

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Police have issued this photo of the trainer
MISSING Police have issued this photo of the trainer

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