A MAN has been stabbed during a knife point robbery in Southampton

The 18-year-old was attacked by a group of young men while walking in Hannay Rise in the Thornhill area of the city.

He was stabbed in the leg and had his bag stolen.

Injured, he staggered into the KFC restaurant in Antelope Park and alerted staff to what happened.

According to police the incident on Tuesday night was a targeted attack between two groups who knew each other.

A KFC spokesperson said: “We can confirm that an injured man entered our Thornhill restaurant asking for help on Tuesday night and our team called the emergency services straight away. We’ll be continuing to help the police with their investigation and will also be giving ongoing support to the team members involved.”

A police spokesperson said: “We are investigating a robbery after an 18-year-old man was approached by a group of young men on Hannay Rise at 9.48pm on Tuesday, September 17. The man was stabbed in the back of the leg and had his bag stolen. The man entered KFC in Antelope Park shortly after the incident and alerted staff there. His injuries are minor.

“Officers from the Southampton East Neighbourhood Policing Team have been talking to residents in the area and scoping CCTV.

“Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with any information relating to the incident is urged to call police on 101 quoting crime reference number 44190332521.”

The Daily Echo has contacted KFC for comment.

As previously reported an employee at the same KFC was sprayed in the face with a “noxious substance” during an attempted robbery. The victim suffered minor injuries, including a rash-like “reaction” folliwing the incident last April.