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Man stabbed in back in 'cowardly' attack in Chichester

The Argus: Man stabbed in back in 'cowardly' attack Man stabbed in back in 'cowardly' attack

A man was stabbed in the back in broad daylight in what police have described as a “cowardly attack”.

Officers are appealing for information after the attack in St Paul's Road, Chichester, on Saturday afternoon (May 17).

The victim was walking near the One Stop Shop at 4.40pm when he was approached by a man.

He stabbed him in the back before running off towards the Parklands area.

The victim was taken to St Richard's Hospital with a stab wound which is not believed to be life threatening.

The suspect, who is described as a short white man wearing a blue hooded top, is believed to be known to the victim.

Detective Conctable Gavin Percival, said: "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 with information should call police on 101 quoting serial 1092 of 17/5. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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2:50pm Mon 19 May 14

Mr chock says...

The suspect, who is described as a short white man wearing a blue hooded top, is believed to be known to the victim.



“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.”
yes .. i noticed the comment got removed do not yet know why maybe after the elections knife crime will be dealt with much more appropriately ..
The suspect, who is described as a short white man wearing a blue hooded top, is believed to be known to the victim. “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.” yes .. i noticed the comment got removed do not yet know why maybe after the elections knife crime will be dealt with much more appropriately .. Mr chock
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3:33pm Mon 19 May 14

LB says...

Tomorrow: "Man stabbed in the front in 'brave' attack"

I love the moral judgement of the attacker that's going on with this.

Surely anyone stabbing an unarmed individual is a coward, at best?
Tomorrow: "Man stabbed in the front in 'brave' attack" I love the moral judgement of the attacker that's going on with this. Surely anyone stabbing an unarmed individual is a coward, at best? LB
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5:47pm Mon 19 May 14

KarenT says...

LB wrote:
Tomorrow: "Man stabbed in the front in 'brave' attack"

I love the moral judgement of the attacker that's going on with this.

Surely anyone stabbing an unarmed individual is a coward, at best?
Apparently stabbing someone from the front IS allowed on the streets of Chichester. I'll have to remember that curious by-law.
[quote][p][bold]LB[/bold] wrote: Tomorrow: "Man stabbed in the front in 'brave' attack" I love the moral judgement of the attacker that's going on with this. Surely anyone stabbing an unarmed individual is a coward, at best?[/p][/quote]Apparently stabbing someone from the front IS allowed on the streets of Chichester. I'll have to remember that curious by-law. KarenT
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8:41pm Mon 19 May 14

ZeeGee, ffs says...

Until the police know the circumstances, they cannot possibly state that cowardice was involved.

And, of course, there is no chance whatsoever that the victim was of an ethnic minority, right?
Until the police know the circumstances, they cannot possibly state that cowardice was involved. And, of course, there is no chance whatsoever that the victim was of an ethnic minority, right? ZeeGee, ffs
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8:51pm Mon 19 May 14

Mr chock says...

ZeeGee, ffs wrote:
Until the police know the circumstances, they cannot possibly state that cowardice was involved.

And, of course, there is no chance whatsoever that the victim was of an ethnic minority, right?
Chichester !!! your kidding me ... do they have any ethnics its conservative blue right thou
if this person is caught might i suggest as some " punishment " community support they are given the duty of cleaning all the street / road signs in the area .. . it will give them a sense of place / grounding too ?
[quote][p][bold]ZeeGee, ffs[/bold] wrote: Until the police know the circumstances, they cannot possibly state that cowardice was involved. And, of course, there is no chance whatsoever that the victim was of an ethnic minority, right?[/p][/quote]Chichester !!! your kidding me ... do they have any ethnics its conservative blue right thou if this person is caught might i suggest as some " punishment " community support they are given the duty of cleaning all the street / road signs in the area .. . it will give them a sense of place / grounding too ? Mr chock
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6:39pm Tue 20 May 14

John Steed says...

it should not take to much effort to pick up the "cowardly attacker" then. of course this will have nothing to do with drugs
it should not take to much effort to pick up the "cowardly attacker" then. of course this will have nothing to do with drugs John Steed
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12:20pm Wed 21 May 14

Elgabalus says...

I know the two individuals involved and it took a lot of courage to appraoch and stad him, he is a right tough nut, who would not be in this situation if he had paid for his stuff like everyrone else and not made threats. Let the underworld sort it out, no innocent parties were injured.

And Detective Conctable Gavin Percival, you try to sneak up ndetected and stab a bigger enemy, in my time, we got medals and triumphs for that!

WHAT IS COWARDLY is when say...5 or 6 Police Officers taser a drunk then watch him drown in a lake...
I know the two individuals involved and it took a lot of courage to appraoch and stad him, he is a right tough nut, who would not be in this situation if he had paid for his stuff like everyrone else and not made threats. Let the underworld sort it out, no innocent parties were injured. And Detective Conctable Gavin Percival, you try to sneak up ndetected and stab a bigger enemy, in my time, we got medals and triumphs for that! WHAT IS COWARDLY is when say...5 or 6 Police Officers taser a drunk then watch him drown in a lake... Elgabalus
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