Proud 'Saints' FC pub gunned down in shooting

A PROUD Southampton FC supporter’s pub was gunned down in a mystery shooting early this morning.

Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 8:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 5th May 2020, 9:11 pm

Shots were blasted at The Saints Pub in Mansel Road West just after 2am today causing windows to smash.

Police have not said whether anyone was inside the pub at the time of the shooting but no one was injured.

An investigation is now underway.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Picture: PA

A police spokesman said: ‘We were called to a report of a firearms incident that happened at 2.12am.

‘A weapon was discharged causing damage to three windows.

‘Officers are in the area conducting enquiries to find out the exact circumstances of what happened.

‘This is considered to be an isolated incident and the threat to the public is low but we treat incidents like this very seriously.’

The pub’s website boasts of its proud support to Southampton FC on its website with the caption: ‘Come on you Saints.’

A message then read: ‘This pub was named after Saints (Southampton Football Club), in October 1962 and is a true part of the community with customers of all ages coming here on a regular basis to join friends, relatives and neighbours for drinks, laughs, special occasions and sporting events.

‘After having a makeover a few years back, the pub has gone from strength to strength and the locals are always mentioning how much, for the better, the changes have been.’

Anyone with information should call police on call 101 quoting crime reference number 44200158029.

Read More

Read More
Woman held after man found dead in street from TV show

A message from the Editor

Thank you for reading this story on portsmouth.co.uk. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our advertisers - and consequently the revenue we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you taking out a digital subscription.

Subscribe to portsmouth.co.uk and enjoy unlimited access to local news and information online and on our app. With a digital subscription, you can read more than 5 articles, see fewer ads, enjoy faster load times, and get access to exclusive newsletters and content. Visit our Subscription page now to sign up.

Our journalism costs money and we rely on advertising, print and digital revenues to help to support them. By supporting us, we are able to support you in providing trusted, fact-checked content for this website.