LiveDouble stabbing in city centre

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Summary

  • TWO men have been stabbed in Southampton city centre
  • The victims are aged 18 and 23 and taken to hospital
  • Took place in St. Mary's Place at Sir Sydney Kimber Halls.
  • Knife recovered from the scene

6:54pm

Daily Echo: Kimber Halls

Daily Echo: Kimber Halls

6:52pm

6:46pm


 

6:39pm

Police have now made the area cordoned off a lot bigger compared to what it was earlier this afternoon, as forensics are now on the scene taking photographs.

6:36pm

Eloise Peachey, 20, a first photgraphy student said: "I was in halls earlier and saw a lot of police and ambulances. I saw two guys being stretchered into an ambulance. I saw one of them clearly, he had blood on his shirt. There was a girl with him.

"One of the people I saw had been sitting on a concrete platform outside the entrance to the halls. They were with a small group of people. I think one of them definitely lives here but I'm not sure about the other one."

6:29pm

Daily Echo: Emergency services at the scene at Kimber Halls in Southampton

Emergency services at the scene earlier this afternoon.

6:24pm

One second year fashion student, 20, said: I was outside the block having a cigarette and saw someone staggering past at about 3pm.

"He was just on his own and I didn't realise he had been stabbed."

 

6:13pm

A small area remains taped off. Students are milling around the area and staring out of the windows on the halls of residence.

A police officer remains on guard in front off the taped off area, with a patrol car nearby.

6:12pm

Daily Echo: Kimber Halls of Residence

The area taped off outside the halls of residence

6:11pm

Ash Burnham, a first year student was down at the scene and is friends with one of the victims.

He said: "We're all pretty shocked. The news spread like wildfire in halls, but there were a lot of rumours."

5:53pm

5:43pm

Hampshire police have now released a statement about the incident:

Two men aged 18 and 23 have received stab wounds after an incident at a halls of residence in Southampton.

Emergency services were called to the Sir Sidney Kimber Campus in St Mary's Place shortly after 3pm today.

Armed officers were deployed to the scene and a knife was recovered. Police continue to search for the offender.

The injured men were taken to Southampton General Hospital where they remain.

Acting Superintendent Craig Dibdin said: "We understand people will be alarmed by this incident but want to reassure them that officers from across the force are following active lines of inquiry in order to locate the offender.

"This is a fast paced investigation in its early stages and we will give as much information as we can as the investigation evolves."

5:39pm

Police have said that they believe the two victims are students.

5:36pm

The Kimber building is an accomodation block for 274 students from Southampton Solent University, with a further 117 in the David Moxon annexe.

The block, which overlooks Hoglands Park, is the nearest to Solent University's main campus on East Park Terrace.

5:32pm

Hampshire Constabulary say they do not have any reason to believe the attacker is still armed.

5:31pm

The service also added that a BASICS doctor was also on the scene along with two double crewed ambulance and the HART team, which is a standard response for the ambulance service when dealing with stabbing injuries.

5:30pm

South Central Ambulance Service say were called to the Southampton Solent Halls at 2.59pm and adminstered emergency treatment for an abdominal injury and a chest injury, which they 'believed was caused as the result of a stabbing'.

A spokesman said the patients were in a stable condition on arrival at Southampton General Hospital.

5:27pm

5:25pm

The approximate location of the stabbings, as shown on Streetview.

5:22pm

5:21pm

South Central Ambulance service were called to the scene at 3pm and it was their  paramedics who alerted police to the attack when they arrived on the scene.

5:15pm

5:14pm

A knife has been recovered at the scene, but the attacker remains at large.

Police have launched a city-wide search for the knifeman, it has been confirmed.

5:13pm

Armed police were deployed to the scene at Sir Sydney Kimber Halls, which is located on St. Mary's Place. See the 5.06pm update for a map of the area.

The armed police were stood down as it was determined they were not required at the scene.

5:11pm

The men are aged 19 and 23 are are said to have suffered 'serious' injuries according to police.

However, they were in a stable condition on arrival at Southampton General Hospital.

5:10pm

One of the victims was stabbed in the abdomen and the other in the chest.

5:06pm

The incident happened at Sir Sidney Kimber Campus in St. Mary's Place.

5:03pm

Two men have been stabbed in Southampton city centre this afternoon.

Police were alerted at 3.03pm.

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5:40pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Eric_Cartman says...

I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article.
I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article. Eric_Cartman
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5:46pm Wed 20 Feb 13

AdrianSmith says...

Eric_Cartman wrote:
I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article.
Because your preference of how you read things (with your being too lazy to do something you don't like) being the most important thing going on here.

I for one like these live updates.
[quote][p][bold]Eric_Cartman[/bold] wrote: I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article.[/p][/quote]Because your preference of how you read things (with your being too lazy to do something you don't like) being the most important thing going on here. I for one like these live updates. AdrianSmith
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5:52pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Dan Kerins says...

Eric_Cartman wrote:
I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article.
Actually Eric, using the live format such as this, means we have to write multiple versions of the story (live version, one structured in the conventional manner for the site and then one for the paper).

However, for ongoing events (as is the case here) live articles provide an easy way for readers to get the latest changes without having to repeatedly read through 600 words of copy - they can just scroll through the most recent updates.
[quote][p][bold]Eric_Cartman[/bold] wrote: I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article.[/p][/quote]Actually Eric, using the live format such as this, means we have to write multiple versions of the story (live version, one structured in the conventional manner for the site and then one for the paper). However, for ongoing events (as is the case here) live articles provide an easy way for readers to get the latest changes without having to repeatedly read through 600 words of copy - they can just scroll through the most recent updates. Dan Kerins
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6:24pm Wed 20 Feb 13

SOULJACKER says...

Dan Kerins wrote:
Eric_Cartman wrote:
I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article.
Actually Eric, using the live format such as this, means we have to write multiple versions of the story (live version, one structured in the conventional manner for the site and then one for the paper).

However, for ongoing events (as is the case here) live articles provide an easy way for readers to get the latest changes without having to repeatedly read through 600 words of copy - they can just scroll through the most recent updates.
Dan, I don't mind the live feeds but it's the darned adverts that are flashing & moving all over the place that does my head in....does there have be so flippin' many of them, do you really need to fill the whole page up & slow my pc down so much?
[quote][p][bold]Dan Kerins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric_Cartman[/bold] wrote: I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article.[/p][/quote]Actually Eric, using the live format such as this, means we have to write multiple versions of the story (live version, one structured in the conventional manner for the site and then one for the paper). However, for ongoing events (as is the case here) live articles provide an easy way for readers to get the latest changes without having to repeatedly read through 600 words of copy - they can just scroll through the most recent updates.[/p][/quote]Dan, I don't mind the live feeds but it's the darned adverts that are flashing & moving all over the place that does my head in....does there have be so flippin' many of them, do you really need to fill the whole page up & slow my pc down so much? SOULJACKER
  • Score: 0

6:26pm Wed 20 Feb 13

Pikey Pete says...

What is our town becoming.

Once upon a time....A Gypo would have been considered dangerous...Now..saf
e as anything...Except for your drive way..

But this is something totally out of hand.
What is our town becoming. Once upon a time....A Gypo would have been considered dangerous...Now..saf e as anything...Except for your drive way.. But this is something totally out of hand. Pikey Pete
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6:39pm Wed 20 Feb 13

cliffwalker says...

This is just more evidence that to make our city safe everyone should have the right to carry a knife. It would only be for self defence or sporting purposes, of course.
This is just more evidence that to make our city safe everyone should have the right to carry a knife. It would only be for self defence or sporting purposes, of course. cliffwalker
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7:36pm Wed 20 Feb 13

windyboy says...

SOULJACKER wrote:
Dan Kerins wrote:
Eric_Cartman wrote:
I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article.
Actually Eric, using the live format such as this, means we have to write multiple versions of the story (live version, one structured in the conventional manner for the site and then one for the paper).

However, for ongoing events (as is the case here) live articles provide an easy way for readers to get the latest changes without having to repeatedly read through 600 words of copy - they can just scroll through the most recent updates.
Dan, I don't mind the live feeds but it's the darned adverts that are flashing & moving all over the place that does my head in....does there have be so flippin' many of them, do you really need to fill the whole page up & slow my pc down so much?
Try using the Firefox browser, with the Ad Block Plus add on, it stops the crappy ads.
The Ghostery add on is worth considering if value your privacy, this site is full of trackers snooping on you.
All are free and only take a few mins to install.
[quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dan Kerins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Eric_Cartman[/bold] wrote: I hate this format of reporting. Lazy because they don't have to edit the whole article.[/p][/quote]Actually Eric, using the live format such as this, means we have to write multiple versions of the story (live version, one structured in the conventional manner for the site and then one for the paper). However, for ongoing events (as is the case here) live articles provide an easy way for readers to get the latest changes without having to repeatedly read through 600 words of copy - they can just scroll through the most recent updates.[/p][/quote]Dan, I don't mind the live feeds but it's the darned adverts that are flashing & moving all over the place that does my head in....does there have be so flippin' many of them, do you really need to fill the whole page up & slow my pc down so much?[/p][/quote]Try using the Firefox browser, with the Ad Block Plus add on, it stops the crappy ads. The Ghostery add on is worth considering if value your privacy, this site is full of trackers snooping on you. All are free and only take a few mins to install. windyboy
  • Score: 0

12:32pm Thu 21 Feb 13

j_o_connell says...

Is it just me that thinks its disgusting to see a Chief Inspector using spelling like "thru" in a quote on twitter? Do we not have enough problems with illiteracy as it is?
Is it just me that thinks its disgusting to see a Chief Inspector using spelling like "thru" in a quote on twitter? Do we not have enough problems with illiteracy as it is? j_o_connell
  • Score: 0

7:36pm Thu 21 Feb 13

bongking says...

I don't think anyone should carry knifes!!
people will start carrying hand guns only for when scum pull a knife out, shoot them, they are freighting your life and others, people want to be safe when they go out, and enjoy life not stabbed,
I don't think anyone should carry knifes!! people will start carrying hand guns only for when scum pull a knife out, shoot them, they are freighting your life and others, people want to be safe when they go out, and enjoy life not stabbed, bongking
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