Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was attacked with a knife in Winklebury.

The 31-year-old was stabbed in the hand and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening, police say.

The assault allegedly happened in the early hours of Thursday morning (June 10), with officers from Hampshire Constabulary called to a pathway near Sycamore Way at around 12.35am.

Officers are now looking for anyone who might have seen the incident or have CCTV footage at the time, as well as a possible witness who shouted over a fence.

A spokesperson for Hampshire police said: "The victim was with two friends when two unknown men shouted at them before assaulting the victim.

"One of the men the pulled out a knife and further assaulted the victim causing the injury to his hand.

"The two suspects made off toward Sycamore Way.

"On arrival, officers located a 31-year-old man with a knife injury to his hand; the injury is not life threatening."

The men are described as:

  • A white man, aged between 18 and 22-years-old, approximately 6ft with a slim build. He was wearing a dark coloured hoody, with lighter tracksuit bottoms, with either a hat or a hood covering his head.
  • A white man, aged between 18 and 22-years-old, between 5ft 8ins and 5ft 11ins tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a jacket.

The spokesperson continued: "Officers have conducted a number of enquiries and are now turning to the public for any information that may help the investigation.

"Were you in the area at the time? Perhaps you have CCTV or doorbell footage that might show the offenders?

"We are also keen to hear from a possible witness who shouted over the fence of a nearby property.

"Anyone with information should phone 101 with reference 44210226091. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111."