A HOODED gang stabbed a man outside a Hampshire convenience store.

Police have launched an appeal after the attack, in which a 45-year-old man suffered serious injuries.

The attack happened near Springvale Stores, Fraser Road, Kings Worthy, around 8.31pm on Thursday.

It was reported that three men wearing hooded tops attacked.

Nothing was stolen.

The injured man was taken to hospital.

His injury is not considered life-threatening.

An investigation is now underway.

Detective Constable Steve Isom: “We know this incident will be concerning to the local community and we are following lines of enquiry to find those responsible.

“Residents can help by reporting any information they have about what happened.

“Were you in the Fraser Road area last night? Did you see anything suspicious? If so, please contact us as soon as possible.”

If you have any information, please contact police on 101, quoting reference number 44180447209.

In an emergency, call 999.