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Victim left with broken ankle after gang beating
A MAN was left with a badly broken ankle after being brutally attacked by a gang of robbers in Southampton.
The 59-year-old victim was walking home at night when he was attacked and robbed by five men at the junction of Dukes Road and Empress Road, Portswood.
The group took £35 in cash and a Nokia mobile phone. He was found collapsed by a woman passer-by who alerted police.
The robbers are five white men, aged in their mid to late twenties. One wore a gold or copper coloured jacket. Another, who had very short blond cropped hair, wore a blue waist length jacket.
The attack happened between 8 and 9.15pm on August 17, but details have only just been released by officers.
The victim believes he passed the group, who were standing in front of a newsagents near the Shooting Star pub, at about 8pm.
Detective Constable David Wheeler is investigating.
He said: “This was a violent and sustained attack in which the victim received multiple injuries, including extensive bruising to the ribs and stomach, a fractured ankle and cuts to his forehead.”
Any witnesses to the attack or anyone with knowledge of the attackers or the stolen property is asked to contact DC Wheeler at Bitterne CID on 101.
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