Man stabbed ‘after confronting girl in clown mask’ in Portsmouth

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A man has been treated in hospital after being stabbed following a confrontation with a young girl wearing a clown mask in Portsmouth.

Four people from Southsea were arrested after the attack in Sedgley Close at 8.30pm on Thursday.

The 34-year-old woman, two 18-year-old men and a 17-year-old boy are being held in police custody.

The 28-year-old victim has now been discharged from hospital.

Detective Inspector Linda Howard from Hampshire Constabulary said: “It has been reported that this incident was sparked by an earlier altercation involving a child wearing a clown mask.

“This is one of the lines of inquiry being followed.”

She added: “But at this time we would ask people not to speculate further and instead contact the investigation team if you have any information about what happened.”

The Eastern Investigations Team can be contacted on 101 quoting 44160406459.

Alternatively, anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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