TWO 14-year-old boys have been charged after a man suffered stab wounds in an incident in Southampton.

One of the teenagers has been charged with attempted murder and the other has been charged with possessing a knife in a public place.

They are due to appear at Southampton Youth Court later today.

A police spokesman said: "We were called at 12.40am on Tuesday by colleagues from the ambulance service to a report of a serious assault on Barnfield Road, Southampton.

"A 56-year-old man suffered stab wounds to his neck and stomach following an altercation.

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"He was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he is being treated for serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

"Officers have charged a 14-year-old boy from Southampton with attempted murder and another 14-year-old boy, also from Southampton, with possession of a knife in a public place."

Police are continuing to appeal for witnesses.

The spokesman said: "We continue to ask anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information, that has not yet spoken to us, to call us on 101 quoting Operation Tabloid or 44200416726. All calls will be dealt with in the strictest of confidence.

"Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.