A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a fatal stabbing outside a block of flats. 

Police were called to reports of a serious assault outside Pickwick House, Portsmouth at 12:43pm yesterday.

On arrival they found that a 26-year-old man had been stabbed. 

Ambulance crews also attended but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

A 23-year-old man from Southsea has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

He remains in police custody at this time.

Police say they are not currently seeking any other suspects in connection with the incident. 

Detective Inspector Matt Gillooly of Hampshire Constabulary’s Major Crime Unit said: “We would like to reassure the public that we believe this to be an isolated incident and there is no wider risk to the community.  

“We will be in the area conducting our enquiries so if any residents have any concerns, please come and speak to our officers.

"Anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information is asked to call 101 using the reference 44210011248."