Masked thugs fracture man's skull near his home in New Milton

Masked thugs fracture man's skull near his home

Masked thugs fracture man's skull near his home

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A man suffered a fractured skull after being attacked by two masked thugs near his Hampshire home.

Police say the 29-year-old victim was targeted after leaving his house in Old Milton Road, New Milton, to get some fresh air.

As he walked back to the property he was attacked without warning and hit over the head with a metal object.

A police spokesman said: “The victim returned to his home but began to feel unwell within half-an-hour and alerted friends, who called an ambulance.

“He was taken to Bournemouth Hospital but later transferred to Southampton General, where he is reported to be in a stable condition.”

Det Con Mark Bradley, leading the investigation, added: “This appears to have been a completely unprovoked attack.”

The incident took place in an alleyway between an estate agents and a charity shop.

The two people being sought by police are described as two youths, one taller than the other, who were dressed in black with scarves over their faces.

Police are anxious to hear from anyone who was in the area at 9.45pm on January 8 and saw two men or teenagers matching the description given by the victim.

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8:27pm Thu 9 Jan 14

On the inside says...

We have only got half of that story at best.
We have only got half of that story at best. On the inside
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1:32am Fri 10 Jan 14

florida saint says...

what is wrong with new Milton, so much crime there for a small town.
what is wrong with new Milton, so much crime there for a small town. florida saint
  • Score: 0

7:41am Fri 10 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

On the inside wrote:
We have only got half of that story at best.
I think the fact that he didn't call 999 on his return to the house or from his mobile in the street says that it was very far from being a random attack. Moreover in current weather conditions people don't "go out for a breath of fresh air"
I really like the way that French newspapers tell the full story and wouldn't scare the folk of New Milton into thinking there are random loonies pacing round its streets duffing people up.
[quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: We have only got half of that story at best.[/p][/quote]I think the fact that he didn't call 999 on his return to the house or from his mobile in the street says that it was very far from being a random attack. Moreover in current weather conditions people don't "go out for a breath of fresh air" I really like the way that French newspapers tell the full story and wouldn't scare the folk of New Milton into thinking there are random loonies pacing round its streets duffing people up. Dai Rear
  • Score: 2

7:52am Fri 10 Jan 14

freakout says...

Random attack ¬ Going out for fresh air !! NEVER ,,This guy knows his attackers .Enough said !:)
Random attack ¬ Going out for fresh air !! NEVER ,,This guy knows his attackers .Enough said !:) freakout
  • Score: 1

10:55am Fri 10 Jan 14

Nojustification says...

It's irrelevant if someone knows their attacker or not! He's still been attacked and is lying in hospital with a fractured scull. His family still have to see him
Like that and he still has to live with the trauma of what's happened, so whether someone is attacked by randoms or a known person it's still no justification for what the attackers do!!
It's irrelevant if someone knows their attacker or not! He's still been attacked and is lying in hospital with a fractured scull. His family still have to see him Like that and he still has to live with the trauma of what's happened, so whether someone is attacked by randoms or a known person it's still no justification for what the attackers do!! Nojustification
  • Score: 0

11:22am Fri 10 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

Nojustification wrote:
It's irrelevant if someone knows their attacker or not! He's still been attacked and is lying in hospital with a fractured scull. His family still have to see him
Like that and he still has to live with the trauma of what's happened, so whether someone is attacked by randoms or a known person it's still no justification for what the attackers do!!
Of course not. But it gives a false impression and causes fear amongst the populace when the matter is reported in this way.
[quote][p][bold]Nojustification[/bold] wrote: It's irrelevant if someone knows their attacker or not! He's still been attacked and is lying in hospital with a fractured scull. His family still have to see him Like that and he still has to live with the trauma of what's happened, so whether someone is attacked by randoms or a known person it's still no justification for what the attackers do!![/p][/quote]Of course not. But it gives a false impression and causes fear amongst the populace when the matter is reported in this way. Dai Rear
  • Score: 2

12:16pm Fri 10 Jan 14

itsnotjustice says...

Nojustification wrote:
It's irrelevant if someone knows their attacker or not! He's still been attacked and is lying in hospital with a fractured scull. His family still have to see him
Like that and he still has to live with the trauma of what's happened, so whether someone is attacked by randoms or a known person it's still no justification for what the attackers do!!
well it DOES matter if he knew them.. because then the police can stop wasting their time and deal with the incident straight away.

how does he know it was a metal object if it was without warning??? if i saw two youths coming my way holding a metal object i wouldnt walk past them.

untill hes ready to tell the truth the police should just concentrate on a real victim.
[quote][p][bold]Nojustification[/bold] wrote: It's irrelevant if someone knows their attacker or not! He's still been attacked and is lying in hospital with a fractured scull. His family still have to see him Like that and he still has to live with the trauma of what's happened, so whether someone is attacked by randoms or a known person it's still no justification for what the attackers do!![/p][/quote]well it DOES matter if he knew them.. because then the police can stop wasting their time and deal with the incident straight away. how does he know it was a metal object if it was without warning??? if i saw two youths coming my way holding a metal object i wouldnt walk past them. untill hes ready to tell the truth the police should just concentrate on a real victim. itsnotjustice
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12:45pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Nojustification says...

The police can tell what object someone is hit with! It doesn't say he walked past them does it! And without warning doesn't mean they've come towards him, maybe they've come from behind, he's turnt round then they've hit him. How about you stop your unhelpful harmful speculation and just let the police deal with it!
The police can tell what object someone is hit with! It doesn't say he walked past them does it! And without warning doesn't mean they've come towards him, maybe they've come from behind, he's turnt round then they've hit him. How about you stop your unhelpful harmful speculation and just let the police deal with it! Nojustification
  • Score: 0

1:29pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Dai Rear says...

Nojustification wrote:
The police can tell what object someone is hit with! It doesn't say he walked past them does it! And without warning doesn't mean they've come towards him, maybe they've come from behind, he's turnt round then they've hit him. How about you stop your unhelpful harmful speculation and just let the police deal with it!
I don't think the police will bust a gut over this one. The alleged victim is likely to be a bit short on credibility if he can be persuaded to come to a Crown Court trial, so arrest may not be followed by conviction.
And no, they can't tell what someone's been hit with. In fact some of them don't even realise there's CCTV in Downing Street...
[quote][p][bold]Nojustification[/bold] wrote: The police can tell what object someone is hit with! It doesn't say he walked past them does it! And without warning doesn't mean they've come towards him, maybe they've come from behind, he's turnt round then they've hit him. How about you stop your unhelpful harmful speculation and just let the police deal with it![/p][/quote]I don't think the police will bust a gut over this one. The alleged victim is likely to be a bit short on credibility if he can be persuaded to come to a Crown Court trial, so arrest may not be followed by conviction. And no, they can't tell what someone's been hit with. In fact some of them don't even realise there's CCTV in Downing Street... Dai Rear
  • Score: 0

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