UPDATE: Stabbing victim '˜covered in blood' walked into Portsmouth shop after attack

A SHOP owner has told of the moment a stabbing victim walked into her store covered in blood.

Sunday, 5th March 2017, 9:05 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:21 am
Two men were stabbed in Somers Road, Somerstown, Portsmouth, on Friday March 3. Picture: Uknip/Jason Kay

It comes as one of two men, both found stabbed in Somers Road, Somerstown last night, suffered life-threatening injuries.

Mekala Ravi was working at KS General Store at 8.30pm when two men were attacked.

Both men, 50 and 31 from Southsea, were taken to Southampton General Hospital.

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Two men were stabbed in Somers Road, Somerstown, Portsmouth, on Friday March 3. Picture: Uknip/Jason Kay

The older man has suffered life-threatening injuries, while the younger man has serious injuries, police said.

Two women, 35 from Portsmouth and 26 from Southsea, have since been arrested in connection with the incident but police have refused to say for what offence.

Shop owner Mekala said: ‘I was alone in the shop and he came in the shop.

‘He had already been attacked, he came in with blood over him.

Somers Road, Somerstown, Portsmouth, where two men were found stabbed at 8.31pm on March 3, 2017, pictured after the cordon was lifted the next day.

‘His whole body was covered with blood – two people were stabbed.

‘I’ve been here a year and two months, it’s the first time; we had a shop on the same road but we’ve never seen anything before.

‘He was already speaking to the taxi company but the taxi man could not find the address.

‘The other guy, he came to the shop and he just fell down (outside).’

Somers Road, Somerstown, Portsmouth, where two men were found stabbed at 8.31pm on March 3, 2017, pictured after the cordon was lifted the next day.

Police arrived after they were called and paramedics rushed to the street.

A Hampshire police spokesman has confirmed police are investigating.

He said: ‘Enquiries are ongoing.’

People living in the area have been left upset by the incident.

Two men were stabbed in Somers Road, Somerstown, Portsmouth, on Friday March 3. Picture: Uknip/Jason Kay

Molly Bailey, 18, of Blackfriars Road, shops at the KS General Store, near to where the men were found.

‘All I saw was the police tape,’ she said.

‘I’m shocked but not surprised, it’s about the area here.’

University of Portsmouth third year student Molly Burns, 20, lives in Somers Road.

She said: ‘This area is getting worse.

‘It’s dramatically worse than it was last year.

Somers Road, Somerstown, Portsmouth, where two men were found stabbed at 8.31pm on March 3, 2017, pictured after the cordon was lifted the next day.

‘I saw some flashing light and I didn’t think anything of it.

‘My house mate got home and said “there’s tonnes of police out there”.

‘There were two cars, two ambulances and I thought something has gone on.

‘I thought “I bet someone has got stabbed” and someone has got stabbed.

‘It’s quite worrying.’

She added: ‘Normally it’s just kids with stuff going on down there.

‘Police are normally quite good in keeping on top of it.’

Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 44170081395.

Somers Road, Somerstown, Portsmouth, where two men were found stabbed at 8.31pm on March 3, 2017, pictured after the cordon was lifted the next day.