Portsmouth attempted murder victim 'stable' as man, 18, released on bail by police

A TEENAGER arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was stabbed in the neck has been released on bail.

Monday, 25th January 2021, 2:09 pm

It comes as Hampshire police said the 22-year-old stabbing victim was now ‘stable’ in hospital following the attack on Friday afternoon in Fratton, Portsmouth.

He was due to undergo surgery after being taken to hospital with serious injuries from the junction of Claremont Road and Cornwall Road at 3.10pm.

An 18-year-old arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released on bail, and officers are still appealing for information from the public.

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

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

One was thought to be 18, wearing a grey hoodie with the hood up, a black puffer jacket and grey joggers. He was wearing a light-coloured face mask.

The second was about 16-18, wearing a black face mask and jacket with hood and black trousers.

A Hampshire police spokeswoman said: ‘An 18-year-old man from Havant has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. He has been released on conditional police bail while enquiries continue.

‘Anyone who was in the area at the time or has any information that may help our investigation is asked to call us on 101, quoting 44210025607.’

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