Man held after woman stabbed in back while walking in shopping street
Published 09/07/2016 | 22:05
Police have arrested a man after a woman was stabbed in the back as she walked in a busy shopping street.
The 35-year-old victim was attacked outside Barclays Bank in London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, at 3.20pm on Saturday.
Eyewitness Gary Hale told the Portsmouth News: "There was a woman with a knife sticking out of her back. It was awful.
"I went over straight away and another woman was screaming for an ambulance. She looked in shock so I kept talking to her to tell her that she was going to be okay but I could tell she was petrified."
It is understood that the woman's injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "A 41-year-old man from Portsmouth has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and is in police custody."