Man, 22, stabbed in neck in Portsmouth as Havant man, 18, arrested

A MAN has been left with a ‘serious injury’ after being stabbed in the neck on the street on Friday afternoon – with a teenager now arrested.

Sunday, 24th January 2021, 12:39 pm
Updated Sunday, 24th January 2021, 2:31 pm

As reported, a 22-year-old man was attacked at around 3.10pm in Fratton at the junction of Claremont Road and Cornwall Road leaving him needing surgery.

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Two youths are thought to have carried out the attack and they both ran from Cornwall Road afterwards onto Fratton Road towards the train station.

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Police in Cornwall Road, Fratton in Portsmouth, on January 22, 2021, after an incident. Picture: Habibur Rahman

An 18-year-old man from Havant has now been arrested in connection with the offence and is currently being questioned by officers.

A crash between a Volkswagen Golf and Nissan Micra took place just before the assault. It is not thought to be linked to the stabbing.

Police are now appealing for information from the public.

‘We believe there were quite a few people in the area at the time along with a silver VW Golf and they may have seen what happened,’ a spokesman said.

‘The victim was taken to the Queen Alexandra Hospital and is expected to have to undergo surgery for his injury in the next few days.

‘Both attackers were white and wearing black baseball caps with a white Nike tick and black trainers.

‘One is said to be approximately 18-years-old, wearing a grey hoodie with the hood up, a black puffer style jacket, grey joggers and a light coloured face mask.

‘The other is believed to be 16-18 years old, and he was wearing a black face mask, black jacket with hood and black trousers.’

Anyone who saw the incident or thinks they saw the attackers before or after the incident is asked to contact Eastern CID on 101 quoting 44210025607.

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