Man attacked and stabbed in Southampton street

A man was targeted for an unknown reason, attacked and stabbed as he walked along a street in Southampton.

The victim had been dropped off by a friend in Portsmouth Road in Woolston some time between 18:00 and 19:00 GMT on Monday when a man approached him.

He stabbed him twice with a some sort of sharp object and forced him to the ground and kicked him in the head near the New Bridge Inn pub.

The man was taken to hospital but his injuries were not life-threatening.

Det Sgt Will Whale said: "This was a nasty attack on a man who was left needing hospital treatment.

"At this stage we don't why he was targeted.

"The attack happened in the early evening in an area where it's likely there would have been quite a few people walking and driving past.

"I would appeal for anyone who saw the incident or anyone acting suspiciously in the area around 6 to 7pm on Monday night to contact me."

Officers have carried out house-to-house inquiries and a forensic examination of the scene.

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