TRIBUTES have been paid to the murder victim.
The victim has been named locally as Simon Warton, from Waterlooville.
Messages have been posted on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.
One message read: ‘Stabbed and left for dead in the early hours of the morning – never forgotten.’
Viv Collins said: ‘True legend never going to be forgotten. RIP babe xxx.’
Zabrina Hodgkinson said: ‘RIP mate you will be truly missed.’
Another tribute said: ‘Take it easy up there fella.’
Ruth Smith tweeted: ‘My thoughts go out to the family of the guy who was murdered today in Wecock.’
Daniel Warton said: ‘Good night cuz.’ Tony Brooks said: ‘Never forget you. You are one of a kind.’