Steve Brine has spoken of his shock as he remains regularly briefed after the knife attack in Kings Worthy on Thursday night.
Police launched an appeal following the attack on a 45-year-old man near Springvale Stores, Fraser Road, Kings Worthy, just after 8.30pm on Thursday.
It was reported that three men wearing hooded tops were involved and the injured man is in hospital.
Steve Brine MP said: “This has really shocked many of us, this is Kings Worthy after all. I am being briefed regularly by the police and think it’s important we let them get on with what is a serious investigation and do their job.
“I have made very clear though, within the bounds of what’s appropriate of course, the importance of communication with residents and a visible presence because people are understandably anxious right now.”
If you have any information, please contact police on 101, quoting reference number 44180447209.