MAN was due to appear at Southampton Magistrates’ Court today over the stabbing of two students in the city centre.

Hamza Himdy, 20, from Luton, was due to appear before magistrates to face two charges of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and one of possessing an offensive weapon.

Two students, aged 18 and 23, suffered stab wounds as a result of an incident at 3pm on Wednesday, when emergency services were called to Southampton Solent University’s Sir Sidney Kimber halls of residence.

Students had reported seeing at least one man covered in blood.

Both of the stabbed students were taken to Southampton General Hospital after being initially treated by paramedics.

One of the students suffered only superficial injuries and was discharged from hospital, while the other remains there after undergoing surgery for a stab wound.

Police launched a manhunt for the knifeman, who left the weapon at the scene.