Hampshire Constabulary

Man jailed after Southampton Common incident

News   •   Apr 05, 2019 16:42 BST

A man has been jailed for a total of six years following an incident on Southampton Common on Thursday 13 December.

Officers arrived on scene just after 4.20pm following reports of a man with a knife threatening people near the Cowherds pub. A Taser was deployed to detain him.

Three members of the public were injured: a 17-year-old girl, an 18-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man.

Nabil Errouam, aged 35, of Oxford Avenue, Southampton pleaded guilty on 28 January to:

  • Kidnap
  • Affray
  • Possessing a bladed article in a public place
  • Threatening a person with a bladed article in a public place
  • Two counts of wounding

He was sentenced today (5 April) at Southampton Crown Court to a total of six years in prison.

Detective Inspector Colin White said:

“This was a frightening experience for the three victims and it was fortunate that they were not seriously hurt.

“I am grateful to the members of the public who witnessed this incident and supported our investigation.

“I would also like to thank the officers who attended the scene that night and detained Errouam.”