Yobs hold broken bottle to man’s throat

Archers Road Railway Footbridge


A group of lager louts  hanging around the Archers Road/Beaulieu Road footbridge threatened a local man with a broken bottle and attempted to rob him on  Saturday evening 8 December 2012.

The incident happened between 8 and 9 pm when four males surrounded the forty year-old man as he approached the footbridge from Beaulieu Road and demanded money.

Two were on bicycles and two were on foot carrying two cases of Stella lager – It was alleged one man smashed a bottle and held it to the man’s throat.

When the gang discovered the man had no money, they let him go but then approached another man carrying shopping bags who was forced to run for it.

Officers are keen to trace the second victim who has not reported the incident to police yet or any other witnesses who may have seen what happened or saw the men in the area before or after the incident.

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward who may have either witnessed the incident or had seen or heard anything suspicious in the vicinity.

They are described as:

Man 1: (Who was the man with the bottle) White, aged about 20, medium build, about 6ft tall and wearing a blue jacket. He was initially holding a crate of Stella in his right hand.

Man 2: On a bike, white and aged around 19 and about 5ft 9 inches tall. He was of medium build and wearing dark clothing which were possibly jeans and a jacket.

Man 3: White, approx 6ft tall and on a bike, medium build, wearing dark clothing.

Man 4: White, around 6ft tall, wearing dark clothing, medium build and again aged around 20. He was also carrying a crate of Stella beer.

In addition police are asking:

  • Did you hear any commotion in the area at the relevant time?
  • Were you out and about in the area and did you seen anyone acting suspiciously?
  • Did you witness the incident and could you provide any information to assist the investigation.
  • Officers will be conducting enquiries and reassurance patrols in the area and will be asking all premises if they have any external CCTV

If you have any information that could be of relevance to this enquiry please contact Dc Sue Hampton of Eastleigh CID on 101 or to give information anonymously please contact crimestoppers  0800 555 111