Officers investigating serious assault in Cosham make two further arrests
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Officers investigating a serious assault on London Road, Cosham, on Monday (25 October) have made two further arrests.
A 36-year-old man from Portsmouth and a 40-year-old man from Chichester have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They remain in police custody at this time.
A 34-year-old man from Portsmouth who was previously arrested on suspicion of attempted murder has been released with no further action being taken against him.
The arrests come after we were called at 5.43pm to a report that a man had been stabbed in the car park of the Red Lion pub.
The victim, a 27-year-old man from Portsmouth, remains in Southampton General Hospital in a serious yet stable condition.
A second man, a 39-year-old from Portsmouth, suffered minor injuries to his back and face. He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital and has since been discharged.
Portsmouth North Inspector Jon Tilbury said: “We appreciate that members of the public will be concerned to hear about this incident, however I’d like to reassure you that all parties involved are believed to be known to each other and this was not a random attack.
“We will be in the area today conducting patrols so please do come and approach us if you have any questions or concerns.”
Investigating officers would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and saw or heard anything that may assist our enquiries.
Perhaps you were driving past and have Dash Cam footage that may have captured something?