Woman question after man, 38, is slashed with knife in Southsea

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A WOMAN has been arrested after a man was attacked with a knife at a home in Southsea.

Witnesses say they saw police breaking down the door of the house, in Fawcett Road, and handcuffing the woman following the incident at 12.25pm on Saturday.

A 38-year-old man suffered slash wounds to several parts of his body and was taken by paramedics to Queen Alexandra Hospital, in Cosham. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

The 29-year-old woman, who was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent, was yesterday being questioned by police.

Police say the pair knew each other but would not say how.

An officer stood guard at the entrance of the house while another officer from Hampshire Constabulary was seen taking pictures of the area on Saturday evening.

The road was not cordoned off following the incident.

Robert Jon Clark, of Cobden Street, Gosport, was walking down Fawcett Road on Saturday afternoon when he got caught up in the incident.

Mr Clark, 47, who works as a builder, said he watched the drama unfold.

‘I was walking down the road and was planning to look around one of the shops while my colleague was giving a customer a quote on a job,’ he said.

‘All of a sudden straight ahead of me I could see loads of police cars and an ambulance by someone’s house.

‘Then I saw the police breaking down the door of the house and arresting a woman before putting her in a van.

‘It was pretty surreal and quite a scary situation.

‘It’s not something you normally see.

‘I had a chat with a few of the locals and they seemed pretty concerned about it.’

Mark Smith, 54, of Esslemont Road, Southsea, said: ‘Something like this is pretty unheard of in this area – but as of late there seems to be more trouble brewing.’

Matthew Jones, 46, of Clegg Road, Eastney, said: ‘I was on my way home from work when I saw the policewoman guarding the door.

It makes you feel uneasy when you see something like that – you start thinking about all the possibilities.’

Police spokesman Alan Smith said yesterday: ‘Officers have arrested a 29-year-old Portsmouth woman on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

‘She is currently being questioned about the incident by detectives.’