Man released on bail after the stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in Southsea

AN 18-year-old man has been released on conditional police bail following the stabbing of a 15-year-old on Southsea Common.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 11:28 am

As reported, two air ambulances and dozens of police officers were called to the naval memorial at 9pm on Monday (July 19), after a boy was stabbed in the chest.

The teenager suffered serious injuries and was rushed to Southampton General Hospital.

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Police at Southsea Common on July 20 after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed near Portsmouth Naval Memorial on July 19. Picture: Stuart Vaizey

Police have today confirmed the victim remains in a stable condition in hospital.

A 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old man from Southsea were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

Now the 18-year-old has been released, while the 17-year-old remains in custody.

A spokesman for Hampshire police said: ‘The 18-year-old man has been released on conditional police bail – his bail date is August 18.

‘The 17-year-old boy remains in police custody today.’

In the day following the attack police were seen guarding the scene, and the memorial was cordoned off.

It has since re-opened.

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