A MAN from Southampton has suffered a stab wound to his chest after walking home from a night out.

The incident happened in Hewlett Place between 3am and 5.15am on Thursday, August 28 after the 48-year-old man had been out with friends in town and became separated from the group when they were walking back to a property in Priory Street.

As he was walking along Hewlett Place alone towards Priory Street, another man walking in the opposite direction is believed to have pushed him.

When the victim arrived home his friend noticed he had blood on his shirt. It was then the man discovered a 5cm stab wound to his chest and a cut to his hand. The man received hospital treatment.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident. Please call Gloucestershire Constabulary on 101 and quote incident number 44.