Hunt for man in afro wig after attack at party at Stoneham Park in Eastleigh

Hunt for man in afro wig after attack at party

Hunt for man in afro wig after attack at party

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Political reporter

WITH a grin on his face and wearing an 'afro'-style wig, this is the man police want to talk to about a vicious attack at a Christmas party.

Detectives want to question him after a 32-year-old was left so badly injured his children could not look at him without becoming upset.

The attack took place at a work Christmas party held in a marquee in Stoneham Park, Eastleigh on December 20.

Shortly after 11.30pm, the victim was waiting at the bar to be served when he started talking to an unknown man.

The other man was soon joined by a friend, who became aggressive and then knocked the victim to the floor and repeatedly punched him when he was on the ground.

The attack left the 32-year-old unconscious, and he suffered an injury to his right eye and a large amount of facial bruising.

Detectives say the attacker was white, in his late 20s and about 6ft 1ins tall.

He had a shaved head, was wearing a light-coloured grey suit, and had a local accent.

Police have also released an image of the man, which was taken prior to the attack, in which he is wearing an “afro”-style wig.

They want anyone who saw the attack or knows the man to get in touch, and have directly appealed to the attacker to hand himself in before they track him down.

There were about 800 people from a number of different companies based in south Hampshire at the event.

PC Paul Osborne said: “This was a nasty attack which left the victim with significant injuries to his eye.

“The level of his injuries were so bad that in the days following the assault the victim's children were unable to look at their dad without becoming upset.

“I would like to hear from anybody who was present at Stoneham Park and witnessed the incident.

“I am particularly interested in hearing from anybody who can identify the man in the “afro” wig and would also suggest he contacts me direct as it will be easier for him in the long run.”

Anyone with information should contact PC Osborne at Eastleigh police station on 101.

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6:04pm Wed 8 Jan 14

florida saint says...

tw@t
tw@t florida saint
  • Score: 30

7:17pm Wed 8 Jan 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Good picture. I bet he is from Portsmouth.
Good picture. I bet he is from Portsmouth. rudolph_hucker
  • Score: 6

7:17pm Wed 8 Jan 14

S Pance says...

The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment.

Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named?

"Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this.
The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment. Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named? "Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this. S Pance
  • Score: 17

8:14pm Wed 8 Jan 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

HE WON fancy dress !
HE WON fancy dress ! SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: -5

9:49pm Wed 8 Jan 14

Zexagon says...

What's a local accent nowadays?
What's a local accent nowadays? Zexagon
  • Score: 9

9:59pm Wed 8 Jan 14

dolomiteman says...

S Pance wrote:
The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment.

Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named?

"Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this.
So you want the companies in attendance named even know there is no nothing to suggest that he works for any of them and why are the organiser to blame unless of course they employed him as the entertainment 'Frankie the afro wearing bare fist fighter'?
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment. Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named? "Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this.[/p][/quote]So you want the companies in attendance named even know there is no nothing to suggest that he works for any of them and why are the organiser to blame unless of course they employed him as the entertainment 'Frankie the afro wearing bare fist fighter'? dolomiteman
  • Score: 5

10:06pm Wed 8 Jan 14

chimneysweep 1234 says...

S Pance wrote:
The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment.

Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named?

"Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this.
You weren't there to slap of the event on this occasion .so your opinion is unfounded about the venue it's the **** himself who did it on a peaceful night no other problems
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment. Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named? "Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this.[/p][/quote]You weren't there to slap of the event on this occasion .so your opinion is unfounded about the venue it's the **** himself who did it on a peaceful night no other problems chimneysweep 1234
  • Score: -4

10:08pm Wed 8 Jan 14

chimneysweep 1234 says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
Good picture. I bet he is from Portsmouth.
Think he is
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: Good picture. I bet he is from Portsmouth.[/p][/quote]Think he is chimneysweep 1234
  • Score: 1

11:44pm Wed 8 Jan 14

cowley says...

Its Leo sayer!
Its Leo sayer! cowley
  • Score: 3

11:48pm Wed 8 Jan 14

The Mad Dog says...

chimneysweep 1234 wrote:
S Pance wrote:
The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment.

Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named?

"Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this.
You weren't there to slap of the event on this occasion .so your opinion is unfounded about the venue it's the **** himself who did it on a peaceful night no other problems
Chimneysweep 1234:
You weren't there to slap of the event on this occasion .so your opinion is unfounded about the venue it's the **** himself who did it on a peaceful night no other problems. WTF!

I believe Southampton University offer free English lessons, it would help us all if you took up the offer.
[quote][p][bold]chimneysweep 1234[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment. Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named? "Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this.[/p][/quote]You weren't there to slap of the event on this occasion .so your opinion is unfounded about the venue it's the **** himself who did it on a peaceful night no other problems[/p][/quote]Chimneysweep 1234: You weren't there to slap of the event on this occasion .so your opinion is unfounded about the venue it's the **** himself who did it on a peaceful night no other problems. WTF! I believe Southampton University offer free English lessons, it would help us all if you took up the offer. The Mad Dog
  • Score: 8

7:52am Thu 9 Jan 14

bullet93 says...

its Marouane Fellaini currently in manchester
its Marouane Fellaini currently in manchester bullet93
  • Score: 0

10:48am Thu 9 Jan 14

Tenderhearts wife says...

I do think that the attending companies should be approached regarding this but you cannot blame them or the organiser for one idiots behaviour. Once caught the impact on his family should be taken into consideration for sentencing .
I do think that the attending companies should be approached regarding this but you cannot blame them or the organiser for one idiots behaviour. Once caught the impact on his family should be taken into consideration for sentencing . Tenderhearts wife
  • Score: 1

11:27am Thu 9 Jan 14

Irate Wintonian says...

S Pance wrote:
The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment. Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named? "Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this.
May have been a partner/+1 of one of the 'employees' and therefore unknown to the employer.

That would however mean that one of the employees knows who it is and should come forward to name the coward.
[quote][p][bold]S Pance[/bold] wrote: The company he works for MUST surely know who he is. They are just shielding him, imho, to save corporate embarrassment. Maybe the the companies visiting the event should be given a week to hand they guy over to Police or all the companies in attendance will be publicly named? "Best Parties Ever" must also accept their fair share of responsibility for this.[/p][/quote]May have been a partner/+1 of one of the 'employees' and therefore unknown to the employer. That would however mean that one of the employees knows who it is and should come forward to name the coward. Irate Wintonian
  • Score: 1

12:11pm Thu 9 Jan 14

badgerbadgerbadger says...

bullet93 wrote:
its Marouane Fellaini currently in manchester
It's Screech from 'Save By The Bell'
[quote][p][bold]bullet93[/bold] wrote: its Marouane Fellaini currently in manchester[/p][/quote]It's Screech from 'Save By The Bell' badgerbadgerbadger
  • Score: 0

12:58pm Thu 9 Jan 14

espanuel says...

I think you will find if he did work for a company that was there and he is identified he will be sacked. What a lot of people don't know that if you are at a company event and you get into mischief you can be disciplined and lose your job.
I think you will find if he did work for a company that was there and he is identified he will be sacked. What a lot of people don't know that if you are at a company event and you get into mischief you can be disciplined and lose your job. espanuel
  • Score: 1

6:04pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Its either one of the three scousers, or he's shaved off his moustache since doing the 118 ads.
Its either one of the three scousers, or he's shaved off his moustache since doing the 118 ads. Positively4thStreet
  • Score: 2

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