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Portsmouth man charged following serious assault in Cosham

Officers in Portsmouth investigating a serious assault in Cosham on Monday evening (25 October) have charged a man.

Sammy Philpott, 36, of Eastern Road, Portsmouth, has been charged with two counts of Section 18 Grievous Bodily Harm with Intent and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

He was remanded into custody and is due to appear at Portsmouth Magistrates Court this morning (Friday 29 October).

A 40-year-old man from Chichester who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with this incident has been released on conditional police bail while our enquiries continue.

A third man, a 34-year-old from Portsmouth was also arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and released from police custody with no further action being taken against him.

The charge comes after we were called after we were called at 5.43pm to a report that a man had been stabbed in the car park of the Red Lion pub.

The victim, a 27-year-old man from Portsmouth, remains in Southampton General Hospital in a stable condition.

A second man, a 39-year-old from Portsmouth, suffered injuries to his back and face. He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital and has since been discharged.