Attacker stabs man in '˜unprovoked' Gosport assault

A MAN was stabbed in an unprovoked attack in Gosport, police said.

Sunday, 15th January 2017, 3:45 pm
Updated Sunday, 15th January 2017, 3:47 pm
Police are investigating

The 31-year-old victim was approached in Henville Close, Gosport, by a man he did not know.

A short scuffle ensued and the attacker fled. The victim then realised he had been stabbed in the left forearm.

He was taken to Gosport War Memorial Hospital for surgery.

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The man was white, in his early to mid-20s, about 5ft 5ins tall, slim, and was wearing a dark green coloured jacket with fur. Witnesses to the incident on January 13 at 7pm should call police on 101.

Detective Constable Julie Way, of Fratton CID, said: ‘This was a serious, seemingly unprovoked attack that resulted in an injury requiring surgery.

‘We would like anyone who may have witnessed what took place, or remembers seeing a man matching the description given, to call us as soon as possible.’