Man stabbed several times in Portsmouth after gang tries to bundle him into boot of car

A MAN was stabbed several times in his arms and legs after a gang tried to force him into the boot of a car in Portsmouth.

Saturday, 18th January 2020, 2:51 pm
Updated Sunday, 19th January 2020, 1:56 pm

Police have now revealed details of an attack in Bradford Road, Somers Town.

A 19-year-old was grabbed by several men who tried to shove him into a car.

A police spokeswoman said: ‘The man managed to escape and run further along Bradford Road towards Winston Churchill Avenue before the men caught up with him and stabbed him a number of times in his arms and legs.’

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Police say the man was taken to hospital with ‘non-life threatening injuries’.

Det Insp Abbie Leeson from Eastern CID said ‘This was a concerning attack that happened in broad daylight at a busy time of day.

‘However, we believe this is an isolated incident and that there is no wider risk to the public.

‘I am certain people would have seen or heard this incident and as such am appealing for witnesses to come forward.’

Anyone who saw anything or has information has been asked to call police on 101 and quote 44200020638, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.