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Man charged following serious assault in Southampton

Police have charged a man following a serious assault in Southampton.


The incident occurred on Taranto Road, Southampton, at around 8.15pm on Thursday, December 30.


A man in his 20s suffered injuries to his back and thigh, and was taken to hospital, where he remains in a stable condition.


Chorley Laxton, 21, of Shirley Road, Southampton has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm, and two counts of being in possession of an offensive weapon. He has been remanded in custody to appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on Monday, 3 January.


A 41-year-old man and 20-year-old woman from Southampton, who were both arrested in connection with this incident, have been released on police bail until January 27.