Horror as man is ‘bleeding on the floor’ after stabbing at Portsmouth McDonald’s

McDonald's restaurant, Fratton, Portsmouth
McDonald's restaurant, Fratton, Portsmouth

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DETECTIVES have launched an investigation after a man was stabbed in a McDonald’s restaurant.

Hampshire police have confirmed there was an assault at McDonald’s in the Pompey Centre, Fratton Way, Portsmouth.

It happened shortly after 10pm on Thursday.

The man in his 20s suffered stab wounds which were not life threatening.

One eyewitness who was in McDonalds at the time, but wanted to remain anonymous, said: ‘I was going through the drive-through and there was a scuffle outside.

‘Police turned up and there were about three or four paramedics.

‘There was a young lad on the floor there who had collapsed. The manager said he had just collapsed on the floor.

‘It’s not a nice thing to see while I’m sitting there with a burger and a coffee while someone is bleeding on the floor.

‘They had to close the store because they didn’t want people walking all over him.’

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Detectives are treating this report as an isolated incident.’

It’s not yet clear whether the stabbing happened inside or outside McDonald’s.

Staff at McDonald’s refused to comment.

Hampshire police have said the stabbing is not being connected with Operation Bedham.

This involved separate investigations into two assaults on women in Portsmouth on June 20 and June 29 respectively.

Anyone with information or anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call CID at Fratton Police Station on 101.

Alternatively, please call the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.