Attempted murder arrest after stabbing of 19-year-old in Portsmouth

A PERSON has been arrested following a stabbing in Portsmouth last week.

Monday, 3rd May 2021, 9:50 am

On Friday, April 30, police were called to Arundel Street in the city centre, after a 19-year-old man from Fratton was stabbed.

He was taken to hospital for treatment – his injuries are not considered life-threatening at this time.

Now, police have confirmed that a person has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

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Police have arrested an 18-year-old in connection with the attack. Picture: David George

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A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: ‘Officers have since arrested an 18-year-old man from Southsea on suspicion of attempted murder.

‘He remains in custody at this time.’

The attack took place at around 5.30pm, with police officers cordoning off Slindon Street, Arundel Street and Yapton Street.

This cordon remained in place overnight, being lifted by officers on Saturday morning.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44210165339.

Alternatively, you can phone Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.

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