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10 March 2011, 09:26
Police in Southampton are appealing for information after a man was stabbed twice in the stomach in the city.
It happened in Cumbrian Way near it’s junction with Cotswold Road at around 1.30am on Sunday, March 6. Few details are known other than four men were involved in a row and one ended up stabbed. The 25-year-old was treated in hospital for his injuries but has since been allowed home.
The victim was wearing a grey tracksuit and had shaven hair at the time of the attack and had been in a nearby pub prior to the incident. He has told police he can’t remember why he was stabbed or by who.
It’s believed the offenders may have used a vehicle to travel to and from the scene and it’s known there was a woman near the incident at the time who rang the ambulance and police.
The men involved are described as all being white. One wore a black jacket and blue jeans, another, a grey jumper and black tracksuit bottoms and the third, black tracksuit bottoms and a light coloured top.
Officers say they need to find witnesses to the incident and would also like to hear from anyone with information about the crime.
They believe the attack was targeted assault rather than a random incident and people should not be concerned for their safety. Officers and PCSOs from the local Safer Neighbourhoods Team have been patrolling the area to offer reassurance and engaging with nearby residents to try and find witnesses.
Anyone who did see what happened or does have any information is asked to call Detective Constable, Tim Judd at Shirley CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.