Arrest After Man Stabbed In Face

A woman’s been arrested in connection with an attack in Southampton where a man was stabbed in the face.

The victim, a 22-year-old man, was walking through a park in Millbrook in the early hours of Sunday morning (April 1). 
 
He was approached by another man who stabbed him in the face in what officers believe was an unprovoked attack. 
 
He has undergone surgery in hospital and is recovering at home. 
 
A 22-year-old Southampton woman was arrested this morning (Wednesday, April 4) on suspicion of perverting the course of justice. She remains in custody at this time. 
 
Detectives are continuing their appeal for information and witnesses. 
 
Detective Sergeant Jamie Wiseman from Shirley CID said: “I’d like to hear from anyone in the local community who knows who’s responsible for this extremely unusual and vicious assault.
 
“I’m also interested to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of the offender or other persons who may be committing an offence by harbouring him.
 
“We’ve got a team of detectives carrying out ongoing and extensive enquiries throughout the area to trace and locate the offender.
 
“The local policing neighbourhood teams are continuing to maintain high visibility patrols in the area. 
 
“The victim needed 100 stitches as part of major reconstructive surgery and will require treatment for at least the next two years of his life.”
 
Anyone who has information which could help this investigation is urged to call Southampton CID on 101. Alternatively, information can be left anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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