Police warn lone women after man attacks three times

Police are hunting a man who has attacked three women as they walked alone through Portsmouth.

Live updates

Community warned to be on lookout for attacker

Police warn community Credit: Hampshire Police

Women are being warned by police to take extra care as they walk through Portsmouth after three unprovoked attacks in three weeks - one woman was stabbed as she walked through the city in daytime hours.

In the first incident a 20-year-old woman was assaulted from behind and suffered serious a chest injury.

Days later a 45-year-old woman was approached and stabbed in her chest, while in the third incident a woman was attacked as she walked through an alleyway in Cosham on the outskirts of the city.

Increased police patrols have been put in place to reassure the community. A 30-year-old man from Waterlooville and a 17-year-old youth from Hilsea have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

Back to top