Hampshire & Isle of Wight

Southampton man charged over facial stabbing

A man has been charged after another man was stabbed in the face as he walked through a Southampton park.

The 22-year-old victim required 100 stitches following what police said was a random attack in Milbrook on 1 April.

The 19-year-old man was charged with wounding with intent. He will appear at Southampton Crown Court on 8 June.

Officers said the victim was recovering following major reconstructive surgery and would require treatment for two years.

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