Neighbours tell of shock after Waterlooville stabbing

The scene of the stabbing in Delphi Way, Waterlooville
The scene of the stabbing in Delphi Way, Waterlooville

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RESIDENTS have spoken of their shock after a man was stabbed in the neck at a home in a quiet residential street.

The victim was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham following the attack, which happened in 
Delphi Way, Waterlooville on Tuesday evening.

Police have said his injuries are not life-threatening.

A 47-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and yesterday was still in police custody.

Maureen Pickles, 68, lives nearby.

She said: ‘I looked out of the window at about 7.30pm and all I saw was police cars turn up.

‘They were here until about 11pm.

‘I didn’t hear anything – I didn’t hear any disturbance.

‘I’m glad it’s not life-threatening. I would hate to think that somebody passed away. It’s not very nice.

‘I have been up here 35 years. This road is comparatively quiet.

‘We don’t get any problems at all.

‘To see that amount of police was quite disturbing. There were quite a lot of police cars.’

Gemma Madden, 33, said: ‘I saw the police at about 9pm.

‘I went to bed at about 11pm and forensics were out there.

‘I can’t believe I’ve missed it all.

‘I’ve never seen anything like this up here.

‘You don’t expect anything to happen like that.’

One nearby neighbour, who did not want to be named, said: ‘There were police everywhere.’

Detective Inspector Kerry Loveless is investigating the stabbing, which happened at about 7.45pm on Tuesday.

Det Insp Loveless said: ‘This is an isolated incident, nearby residents should not be concerned for their safety.

‘We have been speaking to neighbours but would appeal to anyone with information who has not yet spoken to police to come forward.’

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Waterlooville police station on 101 quoting Operation Hatch.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be given anonymously.