A 17-year-old boy from Portsmouth has been arrested after another teenager was stabbed multiple times in broad daylight in Southsea.

A gang of men tried to kidnap the 19-year-old along Bradford Road before stabbing him in his arms and legs on Friday January 17.

The 17-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery, attempted kidnap and grievous bodily harm with intent.

He has since been released on police bail.

This was a concerning attack that happened in broad daylight at a busy time of day.

Detective Inspector Abbie Leeson, Eastern CID
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Police are asking anyone who may have seen or heard anything or anyone who has any information to call them on 101, quoting 44200020638.

Alternatively people can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.