UPDATE: Police still quizzing men over Southsea stabbing incident

Police at the scene of the incident in in Lansdowne Street, Southsea
Police at the scene of the incident in in Lansdowne Street, Southsea
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DETECTIVES are still questioning two men following a stabbing in Southsea yesterday morning.

The incident, which involved four men, happened just after 7am yesterday morning in Lansdowne Street.

Two men were injured and taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham

One was placed in an induced coma, although police say the 24-year-old’s condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

It is thought the fighting was sparked following an argument inside a property in the street.

A spokeswoman for the force said: ‘It is believed that a group of people were at an address in the street when an altercation occurred between four men.

‘The men and two women went into the street, where it is alleged that the men began fighting.

‘A 24-year-old man from Portsmouth was taken by ambulance to the Queen Alexandra Hospital and is in an induced coma.

‘His condition is not thought to be life-threatening.’

The spokeswoman added that a 30-year-old man from Southsea has been arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent and a 26-year-old from Southsea has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

She said: ‘It is believed the men were known to each other and there is not thought to be any risk to the wider community.’

‘There has been an increased number of officers in the area, conducting house-to-house enquiries.’

Anybody with any information on the incident is asked to come forward, by calling 101, quoting 44160371917.