Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton woman arrested over face stabbing

Police have arrested a woman after a man was stabbed in the face in a Southampton park.

The 22-year-old victim required 100 stitches following what police said was a random attack.

A hooded man approached the victim as he walked through the Millbrook area early on Sunday.

Police arrested a 22-year-old Southampton woman on Wednesday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.

Officers said the man was recovering at home following major reconstructive surgery.

Hampshire Police has a team of detectives carrying out investigations in a bid to locate the offender.

Det Sgt Jamie Wiseman from Shirley CID said: "I'd like to hear from anyone in the local community who knows who's responsible for this extremely unusual and vicious assault.

"I'm also interested to hear from anyone who knows the whereabouts of the offender or other persons who may be committing an offence by harbouring him.

"The victim will require treatment for at least the next two years of his life."

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