Man stabbed in ‘cowardly attack’ in Chichester


A PEDESTRIAN has been stabbed in broad daylight in Chichester as he was walking along a city street.

Police are appealing for witnesses after the 23-year-old man was attacked in St Paul’s Road at 4.40pm on Saturday (May 17).

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “The victim was walking close to the One Stop shop when he was approached by a man who stabbed him in the lower back.

“He was taken to St Richard’s Hospital with a stab wound, it is not believed to be life threatening.

“At this time the suspect can only be described as a white man, short and wearing a blue hooded top.

“After the assault he was seen to run off towards the Parklands area.”

Detective Constable Gavin Percival from Chichester CID added: “This was a cowardly attack which resulted in serious injury and has no place on the streets of Chichester.

“We do believe this was a targeted attack and the victim and suspect may be known to each other.

“If you saw a person, matching this description, running on the day or can provide any information that could assist the investigation please do not hesitate to contact me.

“Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to call 101 quoting serial 1092 of May 17. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”