A MAN has been stabbed in the head and face outside a laundrette.
The 36-year-old victim was waiting at the pedestrian crossing at the junction of Lawrence Road with Albert Road in Southsea on Thursday when a bald man attacked him from behind.
The offender appears to have been in possession of a knife and used it to attack the victim resulting in him requiring hospital treatment and stitchesDetective Constable Lorraine Bell
Hampshire police said the victim was stabbed on the top of his head and face in the assault after pressing the button on the pedestrian crossing near Laundry Land at around 6.30pm.
He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham with small cuts to the top of his head and a deep cut to his upper lip.
A police spokeswoman said the victim lost £60 in cash during the assault, which may have been picked up by the offender.
The force is treating the incident as an assault not as a robbery.
Detective Constable Lorraine Bell, said: ‘I am appealing for anyone who was in the area of Lawrence Road at the junction with Albert Road outside the launderette at the time of the attack.
‘Did you see what happened? The offender appears to have been in possession of a knife and used it to attack the victim resulting in him requiring hospital treatment and stitches.’
‘The incident took place in the early evening, around 6.30pm, when there would have been lots of people around either on their way home or going out for the evening.
‘If you saw something, or if you have any other information that could help our inquiry, please get in touch.’
Anyone with any information is asked to contact Det Con Bell at Fratton police station by calling 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, where information can be left anonymously.