Teenager assaulted on number 16 Bluestar bus in Bitterne

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Library photo: Bluestar bus in Bitterne



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It took place at around 12.15pm on Friday, November 10 while the victim, a 17-year-old boy, was on the number 16 Bluestar bus.

When the bus stopped at the West End Road carpark another teenager got onto the bus.

The teenager, who was carrying a knife, then approached the victim, who was punched in the face.

The offender then left the bus making off along Bitterne Road towards Bitterne Road West.

The victim suffered swelling to his face. He was not injured by the knife.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident, or anyone who has any information to assist, to make contact as soon as possible.

A 16-year-old boy from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of attempted grievous bodily harm with intent, possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of a controlled drug of class B. He is currently in police custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police by phoning 101 or contact them online quoting 44230460037. Alternatively, you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their website.

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