Young man in Southsea suffers 'serious injuries' at home

A MAN has suffered serious injuries in a late-night incident.

Norman Road, Southsea. Picture: Habibur Rahman
Norman Road, Southsea. Picture: Habibur Rahman

People in Norman Road, Southsea, were shocked when two police vans and two ambulance service vehicles arrived in the early hours of this morning.

The commotion of a man shouting and doors slamming concerned residents at around 12.30am.

Student Gareth James, 21, said: ‘I did hear a lot of commotion, something along the lines of “someone’s stabbed”.

‘I think people arrived from a night out and found someone or something like that. He was phoning the services.’

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The ambulance service said a man aged between 19-20 was found with serious injuries.

He was taken to University Hospital Southampton’s major trauma centre. He was in a serious but stable condition.

A South Central Ambulance Service spokesman said: ‘We received a 999 call at 12.32am today with the caller reporting an approximately 19-20-year-old male had sustained serious injuries at a property on Norman Road, Southsea.

‘We sent an ambulance, a paramedic team leader in a rapid response vehicle and the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance critical care car to the incident.

‘After initial treatment at the scene, the patient was then taken to the major trauma centre at University Hospital Southampton in a serious but stable condition.’

People who spoke to The News today said it was not thought a crime had been committed. There was no police cordon in the street and people were coming and going from the house concerned.

A Hampshire police spokesman said: ‘We were called shortly after half past midnight to reports of a man who sustained injuries. Enquiries are ongoing.’