Man Attacked In His Southampton Home

Police are investigating after a 20-year-old man was woken up in his home in Southampton by two men who had broken in.

One of the men had a knife and the pair restrained the victim using gaffer tape and kept asking him wherethe marijuana was.

He told them that he didn't have any. They then looked around the house before returning briefly to the bedroom, admitting they had got the wrong house and then leaving.

The man wasn't injured but was left shaken up and frightened by his ordeal. He managed to get the tape off that had been restraining him and alert one of his housemates who called the police.

The men are described as:

1) Black, 6ft 2 inches tall and of stocky build and wearing a black beanie type that that was not pulled all the way over head. He possibly had a shaved head and slight stubble. He wore a black waist length jacket that appearedto puff out slightly and possibly had pockets across the upper chest area. He wore black combat style trousers. He spoke with a possible London accent.

2) Of mixed race or lighter black, 5ft 10 inches tall and of stocky build with a couple of days hair growth upon his face. He spoke English with a foreign accent and wore darkclothing. The second male was holding a large knife in his right hand which looked like a large pallet type knife with a round edge at the end of the blade such that sort a chef would use for spreading icing upon a cake.

It happened at just before 3am on Monday, May 21 in Wilton Avenue and police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area around the time of the incident.

Anyone witnesses or anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Detective Constable Paddy Coughlin at Shirley CID in 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.