CIVIC chiefs are working with police and residents’ groups after an attempted murder in the city centre.

It comes after a police probe was launched when a man was stabbed in the chest at an address in Denzil Avenue.

Officers rushed to the scene following reports of a serious assault at around 1.20am on Thursday.

The victim, a 35-year-old man, was taken to hospital for treatment.

Commenting on the incident, councillor for the Bevois ward, Stephen Barnes-Andrews said: “Councillors are working with the police and local residents’ groups to support them during this difficult time.”

A Hampshire Constabulary spokesman said: “We were called at around 1.20am yesterday morning (Thursday, May 7) after a man had been seriously assaulted at an address in Denzil Avenue, Southampton.

“On arrival, officers found a 35 year-old man with a stab wounds to his chest and he was taken to hospital.

“His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

“A 33 year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

“He remains in police custody at this time.

“Officers will be in the area today carrying out enquiries. If you have any concerns please come and speak to us.”

Meanwhile, residents have complained of ongoing crime and anti-social behaviour in the area.

As previously reported, two women were arrested after a 25-year-old woman was rushed to hospital following an attack in Denzil Avenue.

The victim was treated for leg and arm injuries following an alleged assault on April 20.

Up to eight police cars and at least 12 officers were on the scene, according to one witness.

A 22-year-old woman and a 42-year-old woman, both from Southampton,