WATCH: Portsmouth police boss urges for calm this Halloween after city ‘clown mask’ stabbing

Police at the scene of a suspected stabbing in Somers Town, Portsmouth, on Thursday, October 27, 2016

Picture: Jason Kay/UKNIP PPP-161028-005929001

Police at the scene of a suspected stabbing in Somers Town, Portsmouth, on Thursday, October 27, 2016 Picture: Jason Kay/UKNIP PPP-161028-005929001

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PORTSMOUTH’s police chief has urged residents to ‘think of others’ this Halloween after a man was stabbed in an incident which could have been sparked by a row over a child’s clown mask.

In a video issued by Hampshire Constabulary, Superintendent Will Schofield, District Commander of Portsmouth, said: ‘We know many people will be out and about enjoying the Halloween celebrations with their families.

‘We actively want to encourage this.

‘The only thing we remind people is, what can seem like good fun to some people, can be quite frightening to others.

‘So our message is, please go out and enjoy yourself, but try and think of others in your community.’

Four people have been arrested after a 28-year-old man was attacked in Sedgley Close, Somers Town, last night and needed emergency treatment for his wounds.

A 34-year-old woman, two 18-year-old men and a 17-year-old male teenager, all from Southsea, have been arrested and are currently in police custody.

Police say they are following up ‘a line of enquiry’ that the incident was sparked by an earlier confrontation involving a child wearing a clown mask.

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