A 17-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of attempting to murder three women in Portsmouth.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was remanded in custody by magistrates at Fareham Youth Court during the brief hearing this morning.
It comes after three women were attacked in the north of the city on June 20, June 29 and July 11.
As reported, the attack on June 20 happened in Southampton Road, Wymering, near a bus stop and opposite a block of flats in Ashurst Road. A woman was left with a stab wound to her chest.
The second attack on June 29 saw a dog walker stabbed in Hilsea.
It happened on a wooded footpath along the shoreline of Ports Creek, to the east of the footbridge which crosses from Peronne Road to the Highbury estate.
The third attack on Friday happened in an alleyway between Colwell Road and Northern Road in Wymering.
The boy, from Hilsea, is due to appear at Winchester Crown Court on July 30.