Boy, 17, stabbed in face at Locks Heath shopping centre

A TEENAGE boy suffered '˜puncture wounds' to his face and neck after being stabbed at a shopping centre.

Monday, 23rd July 2018, 1:45 pm
Updated Monday, 23rd July 2018, 2:54 pm
Police are investigating after the stabbing

Hampshire police confirmed the 17-year-old, from Sarisbury Green, was treated at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham after the attack.

He suffered '˜puncture wounds to his face and neck and has since been discharged', police said.

The assault took place at Locks Heath Shopping Village last night at 10.10pm.

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Police cordoned off the area and have been searching the grounds with police dogs today.

An 18 year-old man, from Fareham, has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He is in custody.

A police spokesman said: '˜Enquiries are ongoing and we are carrying out regular patrols in the area.

'˜Officers do not believe that this incident is linked to any other reports or assaults currently under investigation.'

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 44180277378.