Raiders attack man in his Southampton home with wooden planks in Denzil Avenue

Raiders beat man in his home with a wooden sign

Raiders beat man in his home with a wooden sign

First published in Crime Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Education Reporter

THREE masked raiders forced their way into a Southampton flat and savagely attacked a man with wooden planks.

Police believe the attack, which left the 27-year-old victim needing hospital treatment for two broken bones in his hand and head injuries, was unprovoked.

The man was eating a meal in his home in Denzil Avenue, Bevois Valley, between 7pm and 8pm on New Year's Day when the three raiders wearing balaclavas forced their way in and carried out the assault.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital afterwards for treatment, including stitches in the head wounds.

Detective Constable Dal Andrews said: “This appears to be an unprovoked assault.

“We are keen to speak to anyone who heard or saw the incident. In particular, we need to head from anyone who saw the persons described fleeing from a multi-occupancy address in the area of Denzil Avenue and Onslow Road, Southampton.”

Two of the offenders were seen by witnesses.

The first is described as white, aged in his late twenties or early thirties, stocky and 5ft 8ins tall. He had short, shaved hair and wore a waist-length camouflage jacket over a cream-coloured top.

The second man also is white and had a shaved head. He is slim, 5ft 10-11ins tall and in his late thirties. He wore a blue tracksuit top, blue jeans and white trainers.

Anyone with information should call DC Andrews at Shirley CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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5:08pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Likesadrink says...

Seems a bit dodgy to me, "unprovoked" attacks don't usually involve 3 people wearing balaclavas and getting tolled up.
Seems a bit dodgy to me, "unprovoked" attacks don't usually involve 3 people wearing balaclavas and getting tolled up. Likesadrink
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5:17pm Wed 2 Jan 13

allsaintsnocurves says...

You don't seem to need to do much these days to get a clobbering. The Police need to track these people down and make an example of them! Violence is getting out of hand. What protection do we have in our own homes these days with burglaries and these sort of attacks!
You don't seem to need to do much these days to get a clobbering. The Police need to track these people down and make an example of them! Violence is getting out of hand. What protection do we have in our own homes these days with burglaries and these sort of attacks! allsaintsnocurves
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6:06pm Wed 2 Jan 13

SotonLad says...

Drugs debt?

Or wrong address? That seems to happen a fair bit!
Drugs debt? Or wrong address? That seems to happen a fair bit! SotonLad
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6:08pm Wed 2 Jan 13

st1halo says...

Wasn't there an attack in Millbrook reported the other day involving three men in balaclavas? Co-incidence?
Wasn't there an attack in Millbrook reported the other day involving three men in balaclavas? Co-incidence? st1halo
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8:42pm Wed 2 Jan 13

Maine Lobster says...

st1halo wrote:
Wasn't there an attack in Millbrook reported the other day involving three men in balaclavas? Co-incidence?
Most men in Millbrook wear balaclavas to prevent them being identified as living with their girlfriend!
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: Wasn't there an attack in Millbrook reported the other day involving three men in balaclavas? Co-incidence?[/p][/quote]Most men in Millbrook wear balaclavas to prevent them being identified as living with their girlfriend! Maine Lobster
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11:07pm Wed 2 Jan 13

southampton999 says...

Maine Lobster wrote:
st1halo wrote:
Wasn't there an attack in Millbrook reported the other day involving three men in balaclavas? Co-incidence?
Most men in Millbrook wear balaclavas to prevent them being identified as living with their girlfriend!
Brilliant!!
[quote][p][bold]Maine Lobster[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: Wasn't there an attack in Millbrook reported the other day involving three men in balaclavas? Co-incidence?[/p][/quote]Most men in Millbrook wear balaclavas to prevent them being identified as living with their girlfriend![/p][/quote]Brilliant!! southampton999
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3:07am Thu 3 Jan 13

Lockssmart says...

Raiders of the lost bark
Raiders of the lost bark Lockssmart
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