Attempted murder investigation after man found with stab wound on Hayling Island

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A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a 47-year-old was found with a stab wound.

Police were called to Station Road, on Hayling Island, in the early hours of this morning where the victim was found.

Officers investigating the incident, which happened shortly after midnight, have arrested a 48-year-old man, from the island, on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody.

The victim, from Havant, is in a critical but stable condition at Southampton General Hospital.

Detective Inspector Dave West said: ‘Our officers were on scene very quickly and as a result we have already spoken to a number of witnesses.

‘However, this happened outside the West Town Inn and we know from our enquiries so far that it was very busy last night, so if you were there but have not yet spoken to us, please get in touch.

‘We are particularly keen to speak to anyone who was in the pub between 11pm and 12.10am.

‘You may not think you have any information that could help our investigation, however what you may believe is an insignificant detail could really help our investigation.’

Chief Inspector Clare Jenkins added extra patrols will be carried out over the coming week.

‘We understand that an incident like this can be concerning for the community,’ she said.

‘But I would like to reassure residents that our officers will be carrying out extra patrols in the area over the next few days.

‘We do not believe at this stage that there is a wider risk to the community but if you do have any concerns please do not hesitate to share those with us as we carry out those patrols.’

Anyone with information or who was in the pub last night is asked to call police on 101, quoting 44170459841.