Man, 21, was dragged to the ground and punched during robbery in Eastleigh

Daily Echo: Victim beaten during violent robbery Victim beaten during violent robbery

A MAN was dragged to the ground and beaten during a vicious robbery in a Hampshire town.

The 21-year-old victim was walking along Desborough Road in Eastleigh between 1.30 and 1.40am when he saw two men running towards him.

They dragged him to the floor and threatened him, demanding his phone and wallet.

He was punched in the head during the attack, but his assailants fled when a group of youths intervened.

One of them phoned the police.

The victim suffered a bruised and swollen face.

Inspecting officer Detective Constable Susan Hampton said: “This was a violent and unprovoked robbery on a young man who was walking home from work.

“We'd like to hear from anyone who saw what happened, or who has information to come forward.”

The incident happened between 1.30 and 1.40pm on Sunday.

Anyone with information should contact DC Hampton at Eastleigh on 101.

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6:11pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Huey says...

Ahhhh what a place
Ahhhh what a place Huey
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9:16pm Tue 4 Mar 14

notableedingheart says...

A violent crime by low life members of society on an innocent unsuspecting person. Prison time is the only appropriate penalty for such species. I hope the Police have CCTV imagery or sufficient local knowledge or informant information to remove these species from free society.
A violent crime by low life members of society on an innocent unsuspecting person. Prison time is the only appropriate penalty for such species. I hope the Police have CCTV imagery or sufficient local knowledge or informant information to remove these species from free society. notableedingheart
  • Score: 20

2:00pm Wed 5 Mar 14

kiddynamite says...

Eastleigh breeds this kind of scum daily|!
Eastleigh breeds this kind of scum daily|! kiddynamite
  • Score: -4

2:28pm Wed 5 Mar 14

eye_of_horus says...

Lets give a big applause to the youths that intervened and stopped it from happening. People are so quick to jump on youths when they do something wrong. Only fair they get the same treatment when doing something right.
Lets give a big applause to the youths that intervened and stopped it from happening. People are so quick to jump on youths when they do something wrong. Only fair they get the same treatment when doing something right. eye_of_horus
  • Score: 4

3:58pm Wed 5 Mar 14

RomseyKeith says...

eye_of_horus wrote:
Lets give a big applause to the youths that intervened and stopped it from happening. People are so quick to jump on youths when they do something wrong. Only fair they get the same treatment when doing something right.
Couldn't agree more. Well done to the group of youths. Where the robbers should be named and shamed, these youths who intervened to help the victim should rightly be praised for stepping up to the mark.
[quote][p][bold]eye_of_horus[/bold] wrote: Lets give a big applause to the youths that intervened and stopped it from happening. People are so quick to jump on youths when they do something wrong. Only fair they get the same treatment when doing something right.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. Well done to the group of youths. Where the robbers should be named and shamed, these youths who intervened to help the victim should rightly be praised for stepping up to the mark. RomseyKeith
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