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Man threatened with firearm after gang break into flat

Police are appealing for witnesses after an assault and firearms incident in Millbrook, Southampton.At 8pm on Tuesday March 25, three men forced their way into a flat in Irving Road.

They threatened a man living there with a firearm and assaulted him.

The three men who were all wearing black clothing and balaclavas searched the flat. A friend of the occupant was also assaulted.

The men made off with a mobile phone.

We believe this is an isolated and targeted incident and that there is no danger to the wider public. It’s believed a firearm was used to intimidate the victims but it was not discharged. We would like to hear from anyone who saw these men force their way into the flats, or who saw them as they left the building. If you know who they are, please contact us.

– PC Jess Lawlor, Hampshire Police

Man charged over park knife attack

Mansel Park in Southampton Credit: ITV Meridian

A man has been charged over a knife attack in a Southampton park.

A 19-year-old man suffered a stab wound in Mansel Park in Millbrook late on Friday night. Police were called when up to 25 people were involved in a fight.

21-year-old Lee Martin Storey from Southampton has since been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and is due to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court this morning.

Four other men have been released on police bail. The 19-year-old remains in a serious condition in hospital.

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Man stabbed during park fight

Man stabbed in Mansel Park Credit: ITV Meridian

A 19-year-old man has been stabbed during a gang fight in a park in Millbrook in Southampton.

Police were called to the Mansel Park area at 11:40pm on Friday night. The injured man was taken to hospital where his condition is described as serious but stable.

Five men were arrested for offences including attempted murder, ABH and affray. The suspects, aged 17, 18, 19, 21 and 23 remain in police custody.

Detective Inspector David Nealon of Southampton CID said:

“Initial enquiries suggest up to 25 people were involved in fighting. Various weapons including broken bottles and broken fencing were used.

“Forensic enquiries are underway around the park, and at a number of addresses where suspects are believed to have visited after the fighting.

Girl, 12, said two men tried to grab her, but she ran away

Junction of Porlock Road & Cromer Road
Detectives are investigating an alleged kidnap attempt in the Millbrook area in Southampton

Hampshire Police are appealing for information after a 12-year-old girl told detectives that two men tried to abduct her.

The schoolgirl said two white men approached her at the junction of Porlock Road and Cromer Road in the Millbrook area of Southampton, and that one of the men grabbed her and pushed her into a car. She said she managed to run away.

Millbrook area
Officers have stepped up patrols in the area where the alleged kidnap attempt took place

Officers have stepped up patrols in the area this weekend following the incident on Saturday 15th June 2013, saying the public should remain alert, but not alarmed.

Police investigate attempted kidnapping case

Hampshire Police are investigating an alleged abduction in Southampton on Saturday 15th June 2013. A 12-year-old girl told detectives that two men approached her at the junction of Porlock Road and Cromer Road in the Millbrook area; and that one of the men grabbed her and pushed her into a car.

The girl said she kicked one of the men and ran away. She said the two men were white, and their vehicle was a long, black car with tinted windows and silver stripes down the back and side. Although the child was not harmed, the police said she was 'understandably shaken'.

“I would like to reassure the public that we are working hard to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident and to identify the two men and the vehicle. “We would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and may have witnessed the incident. “The girl did the right thing by running away and reporting the incident. I would like to ask parents to remind their children of the stranger danger message and to report any incidents of concern to us.”

– Detective Inspector Charlie Rimmer, Hampshire Police

Police patrols have been increased in the area this weekend. Local schools have been told about the incident, and advised to remind children about 'stranger danger'. Officers have asked the public to remain alert, but not alarmed. Anyone with information is asked to telephone Hampshire Police on 101

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