UPDATE: Four bailed after Portsmouth '˜clown mask' stabbing

FOUR people have been bailed by police after their arrest in the wake of the Portsmouth '˜clown mask' stabbing.

Saturday, 29th October 2016, 12:25 am
Updated Monday, 31st October 2016, 9:55 am
Police at the scene of the stabbing in Somers Town on Thursday Picture: UKNIP

A 34-year-old woman and an 18-year-old man, both from Southsea, have been released on bail until Tuesday, December 20, and a second 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy, also from Southsea, have been released on bail until Wednesday, December 21.

They were arrested after a 28-year-old man from Portsmouth was stabbed in Sedgley Close, Somers Town, at about 8.30pm on Thursday.

It is thought that the incident was sparked by an argument involving a child wearing a clown mask, who had been at a children’s party at the nearby Somers Town community hub.

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The man was taken to hospital for treatment but has since been discharged. Residents said they were shocked by what had happened.

Portsmouth’s top policeman Supt Will Schofield recorded a video plea after the incident urging everyone in the city to have a peaceful Halloween.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Eastern Investigations Team on 101, quoting 44160406459, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.