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A MAN who was attacked in the street with a machete has been released from hospital.

The 28-year-old, named locally as Freddie Field, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital on Friday night with facial injuries following the assault.

As reported in The News police described the injuries as serious but not life-threatening.

Police would not confirm the identity of the victim but he was named by people living in the area of the attack, in Sultan Road, Buckland, Portsmouth, as Mr Field.

No-one has been arrested in connection with the assault, which took place outside a block of flats, and police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

The scene of the attack was cordoned off after police were called just before 6.30pm on Friday.

Police recovered a weapon, understood to be a machete, at the scene.

They have described the incident as a targeted attack.

Neighbours said they heard shouting outside the block of flats before the police arrived.

Officers spoke to neighbours on Friday night and again over the weekend.

A Hampshire Constabulary spokeswoman said: ‘Inquiries are continuing and we carried out door-to-door inquiries yesterday. We would encourage any witnesses to come forward.’

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.