A SECURITY guard has been left with serious injuries after a nasty assault as he tried to stop suspected shoplifters.
A 40-year-old security guard suspected them of shoplifting and tried to stop them.
One of them then attacked the security guard, who was knocked unconscious and punched in the head while on the floor sustaining serious injuries to his face and mouth.
A 41-year-old member of staff at Lidl then went to help the security guard and was also punched before the attackers ran off.
Now police are appealing for witnesses.
The man who carried out the attack is described as about 5ft 4 inches tall, aged 20-25 years, light facial hair, brown hair, blue “quilted” style jacket, dark jeans, white trainers.
The second man has been described as 6ft 1 inches tall, aged 30-35 years, stocky build, dark cropped hair, dark jacket, green/khaki jumper, light blue jeans, carrying a white carrier bag and wearing white Adidas trainers.
The final man is around 5ft 9 inches tall, aged 35-40, short grey cropped hair, dark blue jacket, dark jeans, brown boots, slim build.
A spokesperson from Hampshire Police said: “Detectives would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the attacks or has any information about them. They are asked to contact Eastern CID on 101 quoting 44210025946.