Police have issued an e-fit image of one of two men they need to identify in connection with the stabbing of a woman in West End on Saturday, January 12.
The man is described as white, in his early twenties, slim, slightly muscular and about 5ft 9ins tall with cropped sandy-blond hair. He was clean shaven. This man wore a hooded cream jacket and dark trousers.
The second man is white and of the same age and height. He is chunkier in build and had dark hair and a navy blue hoodie.
The victim was a 39-year-old West End woman. She was walking her dog at about 3.30am. When she approached the junction of Lambourne Road and Townhill Way, West End, she noticed two men walking on the opposite pavement. The dog approached them, and one of the men kicked the dog.
The woman shouted at the man and approached him. She felt something hit her stomach and realised she had been stabbed. She was treated at Southampton General Hospital for a wound two inches long and an inch deep.
The two men ran up Townhill Way to West End Road.
Police want to hear from anyone with information about the incident and anyone who can identify the man in the e-fit.
Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Toru Tsuzaki at Eastleigh on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity line on 0800 555 111.