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Man's ear slashed in unprovoked attack

The attack happened on St Mary's Road Credit: Google Images

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.

Parade of zebra sculptures in Southampton

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.

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Saints Foundation launches new league at St Mary's

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.

Hundreds gather for anti-fascism demonstration

Around 400 people have gathered at Bargate for the demonstration Credit: ITV Meridian

Two demonstrations are taking place in Southampton this weekend in the wake of the EU Referendum result.

Around 400 people have gathered at Bargate for the demonstration Credit: ITV Meridian

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.

Around 400 people have gathered at Bargate for the demonstration Credit: Rob Francis

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Southampton's Queen Elizabeth helps mark Cunard centenary

The Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Liverpool for celebrations Credit: ITV Meridian

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.

The Queen Elizabeth has arrived in Liverpool for celebrations Credit: ITV Meridian

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.

Queen Mary 2 at home in Southampton after £90m refit

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.

QM2 welcomed back into port

Queen Mary 2 will leave Southampton tonight for New York Credit: ITV Meridian

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.

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