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Portsmouth women stab attacks: Teenager denies attempted murder

Ports Creek, Hilsea Image copyright Colin Babb
Image caption One of the women was attacked as she walked her dog at Ports Creek, Hilsea

A teenager has denied stabbing three women in Portsmouth.

Ben Moynihan, 18, from North End area of the city, is accused of a series of assaults on the women in June and July.

Two of them were stabbed in the chest. Their injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

The accused pleaded not guilty to three counts of attempted murder at Winchester Crown Court and was remanded in custody. A trial is expected to take place in January.

On 20 June, a 20-year-old woman was stabbed in the chest on Southampton Road, opposite a block of flats on Ashurst Road, Cosham.

Nine days later, a 45-year-old dog walker was stabbed in the chest while walking on a footpath along the shore of Ports Creek in Hilsea.

A third woman, 66-year-old, was attacked on 11 July as she walked in an alleyway between Colwell Road and Northern Road in Cosham.

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