Residents speak of shock after stabbing in Gosport

Daryl Dean Hargrave appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court yesterday after being charged with grievous bodily harm with intent
Daryl Dean Hargrave appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court yesterday after being charged with grievous bodily harm with intent
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  • Residents of Agnew House, in Gosport, speak of their shock after man is stabbed
  • Daryl Hargrave, 22, of Agnew House, appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates Court after being charged with grievous bodily harm with intent
  • He was remanded in custody
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A MAN has appeared in court after stabbing someone during a fight at the weekend.

Daryl Dean Hargrave appeared at Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court yesterday after being charged with grievous bodily harm with intent.

It was so scary and I didn’t sleep that night.

Lloyd Collier

The court heard from prosecutor Rick Smith who said that the 22-year-old got involved in a fight late Saturday night.

Hargrave, who lives at Agnew House, in St Vincent Road, Gosport, is alleged to have gotten into the fight with a fellow resident at around 11.30pm, on July 11.

Mr Smith told the court that the prosecution’s case is that Hargrave ran to the kitchen, pulled a knife out of a drawer and stabbed his victim, also aged 22, in the shoulder and in the chest.

Residents who live at Agnew House, which is run by Gosport Borough Council and is a temporary shelter for homeless families and individuals, spoke of their shock at the incident.

Lloyd Collier, 24, has been living there for six months.

He said: ‘It was a big shock when I came home to see a gang of police officers around the building and inside.

‘It was so scary and I didn’t sleep that night.

‘A lot of the residents gathered in the garden until the early hours because we couldn’t sleep.

‘Everyone was angry that this has happened because it’s meant to be a family centre.

‘A lot of people were frightened.’

Fellow resident Natalie Goulding, 23, added: ‘It was shocking and something that should never happen here.

‘There are so many kids about and it could have been one of them.

‘It was scary.’

Other residents of Agnew House said they never expected anything like that to happen.

One resident, who did not want to be named, said: ‘I was upstairs when I heard lots of commotion.

‘I looked out the window but it was dark and all I could see was a scuffle so I knew something was happening.

‘I went downstairs and saw blood everywhere so I called the police.’

She added: ‘I can’t really describe how I feel.

‘I think everyone was just shocked by what happened.

‘This is a family centre and you don’t expect someone to be stabbed by anyone, let alone a fellow resident.’

Defence lawyer Rhys Evans did not make an application for bail and Hargrave, who appeared in a grey tracksuit, was remanded in custody.

He will appear at Portsmouth Crown Court on Monday, August 3.