Man seen with ‘distinctive walk’ around Havant before being discovered with serious injuries on Hayling Island, police say in new appeal for witnesses

Officers were called at 5am on Wednesday, September 7, with a report that a man in his 80s had been discovered with serious injuries at Sea Front.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition, according to previous police reports.

He remains in hospital and has begun to recover, with his injuries no longer considered life-threatening.

Waterfront, Hayling Island. Image: Google Street View.

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Now police are appealing for witnesses as the force release further information about the man’s movements prior to his injuries.

A Hampshire Police spokesman said: ‘We believe the man traveled from Chichester the day before the incident and may have walked in the Havant and Hayling Island areas on Tuesday after -noon until it is on the seafront in the early hours of September. seven.

“The man was wearing dark blue trousers, a white shirt with black stripes, a dark blue jacket and black shoes. It has a distinctive gait with a slight shuffle.

“He has straight gray hair, gray facial hair, is of slim build and is 5ft 6/7in tall.

“We hope this description can jog someone’s memory if they saw him in the hours before his injury.

“Do you live nearby and do you have any dash cam footage, Ring doorbell or CCTV footage that could help our investigations?”

Anyone with information who has not yet spoken to officers is asked to call 101 quoting reference 44220364505.