Five teenage boys released from custody after man stabbed in back near Hilsea train station

FIVE teenagers have been released from custody after being arrested in an investigation into a stabbing near Hilsea train station.Â

Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:43 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd September 2018, 12:47 pm
Hilsea railway station. Picture: Google Street View

The victim, a 24-year-old man, was walking away from the station with his girlfriend between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on August 26, when they were followed by a group of '˜four or five' youngsters, police said. 

He was then tripped over, kicked, punched and hit in the face with a belt, before being chased by one member of the group as he ran toward the junction with Sywell Crescent in Anchorage Park '“ where he was stabbed in the back. 

Two 13-year-old boys were arrested in relation to the crime '“ including one on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm without intent. 

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Hilsea railway station. Picture: Google Street View

However, police have confirmed the two boys have been released but remain under investigation. 

Additionally, another 13-year-old boy, a 15-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy have also been arrested and released under investigation.