Police cordon off city street

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  • Man in hospital after attack
  • Part of Portswood Road cordoned off
  • Numerous police officers on the scene

12:36pm

12:35pm Thu 26 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says

7 or 8 news items, all involving violence of some sort, what is going on?

12:09pm

Daily Echo: Portswood Attack. Vox Pop Maria Beggins

Shopper Maria Beggins, 44, a cleaner, of Bourne Road South, said: “It's all been going on down here this morning - it's been quite dramatic.


“There are rumours of a stabbing but no one has told us anything. It's worrying.”

12:03pm

Daily Echo: Stephen Smith, Portswood Hardware

Stephen Smith, owner of Portswood Hardware, which was inside the cordon said he saw police arrive at 7am and officers cordon off part of the high street.


He said: “I've worked here 23 years but sadly this is a sign of the times. There were forensics on the scene later on because there was still blood on the pavement but we have not been told anything. It seems very sad.”

11:25am

The only part of the cordon that remains is around the blood spatter on the pavement, where the attack took place:

Daily Echo: Portswood assault

11:23am

The police cordon has now been taken down. This is the scene currently:

Daily Echo: Portswood Assault

11:10am

DC Stephen Thomas is investigating the attack. He can be contacted on the 101 number from within Hampshire or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

11:09am

The cordon around area was authorised to be taken down at 10.30am by police chiefs.

The police spokesman said officers were carrying out house to house inquiries this morning while scenes of crime officers were combing the area for evidence.
 

11:05am

The attacker has been described as white, with dark brown hair and under 30 years of age.

He was with a blonde woman and they walked off towards Gordon Avenue following the attack which happened just after midnight.

11:02am

The victim may have to undergo surgery as a result of the attack.

He was left with a suspected broken cheek bone and had a tooth knocked out.

He was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

11:00am

According to a police spokesman, a 41-year-old Southampton man was assaulted by younger man outside the Charcoal Grill burger and kebab bar and NatWest bank.


The victim had just come out of the kebab shop when he was punched to the floor, lifted up and kneed in the face.

10:53am

10:49am

The location of the incident.

10:47am

A member of the public who contacted the Daily Echo said: "There were about six or seven police cars there. It seemed something serious was going on, but police were remaining tight lipped about it."

10:46am

The cordon runs from the Natwest Bank to Barclays bank, on the western side of the street and a numbered cones have been put in place along the pavement.

10:45am

Police officers have cordoned off part of a major shopping street in Southampton.

Witnesses have described a number of officers on Portswood Road, conducting an investigation near the Charcoal Grill takeaway.

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10:46am Thu 26 Jul 12

bigfella777 says...

Is the heat sending everyone loopy or something,nothing but violence lately.Y'all need Jesus.
Is the heat sending everyone loopy or something,nothing but violence lately.Y'all need Jesus. bigfella777

11:02am Thu 26 Jul 12

peachy1 says...

Is there no news
Is there no news peachy1

12:33pm Thu 26 Jul 12

ToastyTea says...

Why is this a running story for ? yes it's awful what has happened to this person but it's not a murder or anything.
Why is this a running story for ? yes it's awful what has happened to this person but it's not a murder or anything. ToastyTea

12:35pm Thu 26 Jul 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

7 or 8 news items, all involving violence of some sort, what is going on?
7 or 8 news items, all involving violence of some sort, what is going on? OSPREYSAINT

12:36pm Thu 26 Jul 12

snapperdownunder says...

Seems just another day in any city and I don't just mean in the UK.
Seems just another day in any city and I don't just mean in the UK. snapperdownunder

12:44pm Thu 26 Jul 12

Condor Man says...

something similar happened in the same area a year ago.
something similar happened in the same area a year ago. Condor Man

12:45pm Thu 26 Jul 12

zprom says...

It all happenes in Portswood, the attack happened in front of the Nat West ctt camara that covers the ATM cash point 24/7. so i think an arrest is imminent if the Police are on the ball...Regards to the victim i hope he makes a quick recovery.
It all happenes in Portswood, the attack happened in front of the Nat West ctt camara that covers the ATM cash point 24/7. so i think an arrest is imminent if the Police are on the ball...Regards to the victim i hope he makes a quick recovery. zprom

3:15pm Thu 26 Jul 12

Georgem says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
7 or 8 news items, all involving violence of some sort, what is going on?
There's more reporting of violence going on at the moment.

Seriously, that's it. No reason to think there's been a sudden increase in the amount of violence in the city, just because the Echo have reported more.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: 7 or 8 news items, all involving violence of some sort, what is going on?[/p][/quote]There's more reporting of violence going on at the moment. Seriously, that's it. No reason to think there's been a sudden increase in the amount of violence in the city, just because the Echo have reported more. Georgem

3:40pm Thu 26 Jul 12

Higginz says...

OSPREYSAINT wrote:
7 or 8 news items, all involving violence of some sort, what is going on?
Nice one, you got your comment in to the main story updates.
Perhaps it stems from an overpopulated planet. Perhaps readers love a good violent story when it doesn't affect them, and so the local rag latches on to stories like this. Perhaps it's unusual, but simply coincidental, a point on the violent standard deviation chart at one of it's extremities. Perhaps it's related to the moon. Or perhaps we're all getting more and more mental, after some biological contamination 28 Days Later style. These thoughts/words are my own. Personally I find giving the missus a quick rabbit punch to the back of the head each day, keeps the violent streak in me away.
[quote][p][bold]OSPREYSAINT[/bold] wrote: 7 or 8 news items, all involving violence of some sort, what is going on?[/p][/quote]Nice one, you got your comment in to the main story updates. Perhaps it stems from an overpopulated planet. Perhaps readers love a good violent story when it doesn't affect them, and so the local rag latches on to stories like this. Perhaps it's unusual, but simply coincidental, a point on the violent standard deviation chart at one of it's extremities. Perhaps it's related to the moon. Or perhaps we're all getting more and more mental, after some biological contamination 28 Days Later style. These thoughts/words are my own. Personally I find giving the missus a quick rabbit punch to the back of the head each day, keeps the violent streak in me away. Higginz

6:26pm Thu 26 Jul 12

cantthinkofone says...

ToastyTea wrote:
Why is this a running story for ? yes it's awful what has happened to this person but it's not a murder or anything.
My guess would be provincial journalists with a new toy, far too eager to try it out.
[quote][p][bold]ToastyTea[/bold] wrote: Why is this a running story for ? yes it's awful what has happened to this person but it's not a murder or anything.[/p][/quote]My guess would be provincial journalists with a new toy, far too eager to try it out. cantthinkofone

8:15pm Thu 26 Jul 12

arthur dalyrimple says...

portswood is the new fort apache , a walk on the wild side,used to be so civillised.
portswood is the new fort apache , a walk on the wild side,used to be so civillised. arthur dalyrimple

11:25pm Thu 26 Jul 12

IronLady2010 says...

This Live event has finished? It was never an ongoing incident?
This Live event has finished? It was never an ongoing incident? IronLady2010

4:17am Fri 27 Jul 12

chrismatthewsj says...

Someone has just brought themselves a new iPad me thinks!! New toy? lol

Anyway, fun aside, I like the live story format and think it should be used more often when a reporter is on the scene. It gives us an insite into how a reporter works and how stories develop.

Thoughts are with the victim and I hope the person who did this is found.
Someone has just brought themselves a new iPad me thinks!! New toy? lol Anyway, fun aside, I like the live story format and think it should be used more often when a reporter is on the scene. It gives us an insite into how a reporter works and how stories develop. Thoughts are with the victim and I hope the person who did this is found. chrismatthewsj

12:31pm Fri 27 Jul 12

beesdee says...

Bought!!
Bought!! beesdee

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