Police are looking for suspect in Southsea assault

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Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was reported to have been stabbed in Southsea.

As reported in The News yesterday, officers were called at 7.58pm on Monday to an injured 20-year-old woman near the junction of Fawcett Road and Albert Road.

The area was sealed off while initial inquiries were carried out.

The woman, from Southsea, was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham to be treated for a minor stab injury to her stomach.

Detective Inspector Christopher Parry, of Portsmouth CID, said: ‘Our focus is to ensure this woman’s welfare while establishing the full circumstances surrounding the stabbing.

‘A motive has not been confirmed, but there is no information to suggest any links to other crimes, or any wider risk to the community at this time.’

The suspect was described as being a white man, around 5ft 11in tall, aged in his 30s, wearing light blue jeans, a red hooded top with the hood up, and a black T-shirt underneath.

Witnesses or anyone with information are asked to contact CID at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101.