Police in Southampton are appealing for witnesses after a man had his ear slashed with a penknife during an attack by a stranger.
The 22-year-old man was walking along St Mary’s Road at 4am on July 17 when he was approached by a man who asked him for a cigarette.
The victim refused and the man then asked for one of the cans of beer he was holding, which again he refused.
At this point the unknown man is reported to have become aggressive and revealed what the victim believed to be a penknife.
The victim saw this and ducked out of the way. The blade connected with the top of his left ear, causing a cut which required stitches.
The unknown man walked off towards Onslow Road.
He is described as being aged between 24 and 26, around 5ft 7ins tall, of a skinny build, with short dark hair and some stubble.
He was wearing blue jeans and a grey short sleeved t-shirt.
Shoppersand workers in Southampton’s city centre got a lunchtime treat today, as 31 gorgeous zebra sculptures paraded past on trucks. It was the official launch of the public art extravaganza ‘Marwell’s ZanyZebras’.
Showcasing their colourful and zany designs, the magnificent large sculptures rolled through the city centre to give people a glimpse of what to expect when the trail goes live this Saturday.
The parade route took in some of Southampton’s top landmarks, including the Bargate, the Civic Centre, Guildhall Square and the city’s new arts complex, Studio 144.
An inquest is due to open into the death of a young man from Southampton who was found dead on a beach in Mallorca.
Jamie Todd who was 20 was on holiday with friends when he died.
The cause of death is still not known.
All eyes might be on Euro 2016, despite the eventual exit of all the home nations...but it is time to focus on some football on this side of the Channel.
A hundred and fifty keen footballers from across the South have been taking part in a brand new league at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton. Saints Foundation organised a disability tournament which they hope will develop into leagues across the country. Sally Simmonds reports.
Five kittens are recovering after being dumped in a clothes recycling bin in Southampton where they were trapped for several days.
The cats charity which is caring for them has said they could have died a really horrible death.
Kerry Swain reports.
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Two demonstrations are taking place in Southampton this weekend in the wake of the EU Referendum result.
Members of a far right group and anti-racist and pro-refugee groups are gathering at the Bargate this morning.
Police say they are aware of the demonstrations.
Southampton's Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Liverpool this morning to be the centrepiece of a weekend of celebrations to mark the centenary of the world famous Cunard building.
The company were based in the city before moving to Southampton in the 1960's. The building was home to Cunard's design team from where the most famous ships the south has ever seen were developed including Queen Mary, QE2 and the original Queen Elizabeth.
It was where wartime operations were also masterminded with Cunard ships carrying one million troops during WW2.
Later there will be a church service, concert and fireworks with tens of thousands of people expected to attend.
The Southampton liner the Queen Mary 2 arrived back into port today after her 90 million pounds re-fit. It was the biggest upgrade of a cruise ship in history and has taken 2,500 workers in Germany 25 days to complete.
She has been re-painted and there are new cabins for people and pets. The famous ship is only home in Hampshire for one day before she heads to New York. Our reporter Mike Pearse managed to get on board to have a look around before she sets sail.
Southampton has welcomed the liner the Queen Mary 2 back into port today after her £90m re-fit.
It's the biggest upgrade in history and has taken 2500 workers 25 days.
She's been re-painted and there are new cabins for people and pets. Exhausts have also been fitted to reduce emissions.
After a day of celebrations - the famous ship will leave Southampton for New York tonight.
Two brothers, found guilty of an acid attack on a woman from Southampton, will be sentenced today. Twenty-two-year-old Billy Midmore and his brother Geoffrey, 27, assaulted Carla Whitlock outside a restaurant in the city. She suffered severe burns to her face and lost the sight in one of her eyes.