A MAN was rushed to hospital after he was injured in a "suspected serious assault" in a Southampton street.

A property in Howard Road, in the Shirley area of the city, was cordoned off last night after an incident involving a man in his mid-thirties.

He was taken to University Hospital Southampton after being treated at the scene.

One resident said they heard screaming in the street before emergency services arrived at the scene.

Two ambulances and an emergency care vehicle were also alerted to the incident.

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The area cordoned off by police included two semi-detached buildings containing flats and a neighbouring B&B.

A police van and a patrol car as well as four officers were at the scene last night.

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One resident, who did not want to be named, said: "We have lived here for four years and the area has really gone downhill.

"We don't really now what has gone on but we could see the blood on the pavement and all the clothes on the ground."

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Another neighbour added: "I heard someone screaming in pain and I went to look and saw two ambulances and a critical care emergency vehicle, but it was difficult to see exactly what was happening."

South Central Ambulance Service said: "This incident was a suspected serious assault on a mid-30s male who was taken to University Hospital Southampton following initial treatment at the scene."

Update 20/5/21: Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that a man in his 40s suffered a puncture wound to the groin in the incident, which is not considered life threatening. 

A further statement read: "We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident at this time."

Update 21/5/21: 'We don’t believe anyone else was involved': police give update on wounding