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Two charged after man stabbed in Southsea

The incident happened in an alleyway near Edgbaston House Credit: Google Images

Two people have been charged after a 22-year-old man was stabbed in Southsea.

The incident happened in an alleyway in Sedgeley Close at the corner of Edgbaston House at around 4.15am on Saturday.

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with Section 18 causing grievous bodily harm with intent. He will appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court on Monday.

Shawn Owen Griffiths, 19, of Greetham Street, Southsea, has been charged with Section 18 causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

CCTV enquiries have shown that a number of people walked down the alleyway prior to the attack and may have seen a group of people gathered there.

Officers are keen for these people to come forward with any relevant information.

Vandals damage sixty-year-old model seaside village

Vandals have broken into a seaside town attraction and damaged parts of a miniature village.

Hampshire police say they received a call about criminal damage at Southsea's model village in this morning. The break-in happened between between 02.00 and 03.00 on Friday 22nd September.

The model village is a 1/12th scale village built in 1956, located on the seafront.

The castle has stood there for 60 years in all weathers and never been damaged until these idiots decided to damage it!

They also smashed up the children’s kitchen in one of our play houses.

The vandals will never beat us! We're determined to bring this iconic attractions back to how it should be.

We estimate the cost of the damage to be around £500.

We've been overwhelmed by the support on our Facebook page. It really shows how much our customers love the Village.

– Mark Wilson, one of the model village's owners

Christmas is coming! Hundreds of children queue for panto roles

It may only be September but preparations for Christmas are well underway at the Kings Theatre in Southsea.

Hundreds of children have been auditioning today for the annual pantomime, which this year is Snow White.

30 youngsters were successful and now have their work cut out as rehearsals begin in November.

They're split into groups of 10 and will appear in every third show over the festive season.


11 year old boy overwhelmed with presents a year after nobody came to birthday party

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An 11 year old boy celebrating his birthday today has been overwhelmed by cards and presents from strangers.

Ben Jackson's mum put a post on social media appealing for help after last years party when no one came.

This year her son who has autism has been deluged.

As Sally Simmonds reports.

Sally spoke to Ben Jackson and his mother Lisa Jackson.

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