Friday 18 August 2017

Man held after woman stabbed in back while walking in shopping street

Stock photo: PA Wire
Stock photo: PA Wire

Ben Mitchell

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."

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