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Police appeal for witnesses in connection with serious Southampton assault

Officers investigating the serious assault of a man in Southampton yesterday evening (Tuesday 14 May) are appealing for any witnesses to come forward.


We were called just after 8pm by colleagues at South Central Ambulance Service to a report of an assault on Kent Street in Southampton.


Officers attended and a man in his 40s was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.


As part of our enquiries we would like to hear from anyone who was in the Kent Street area yesterday evening between 7.30 and 8pm and saw an altercation taking place or any suspicious behaviour that may assist our investigation.


Perhaps you were driving through the area at the time and captured something on dash cam, or maybe you have mobile phone or CCTV footage that may help our enquiries into the circumstances of this incident.

You can report information via 101, quoting reference 44240202453/Op Greenbooth or online at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


As our investigation progresses today, a 35 year-old man from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.


A 34-year-old woman from Southampton has been arrested on suspicion of intentionally assisting/encouraging the commission of an offence.


Both remain in police custody at this time.


Officers will remain at the scene today conducting enquiries.

We would like to reassure local residents that all those involved are known to each other and we don’t believe there to be a wider risk to the public at the current time.


Anyone with information, concerns or questions is asked to please speak to officers in the area today.

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