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Officers are appealing for witnesses and information after a man was assaulted in Andover.
We called at 3.24am today (Saturday 15 October) to a report of a serious assault in the town centre.
At around 3.10am, a man in his 20s was assaulted on Bridge Street, near the junction with the High Street.
He has been taken to Southampton General Hospital, where he is in a serious condition.
Officers have launched an investigation and have arrested five men as part of our ongoing enquiries.
A 28-year-old man from Perham Down, Wiltshire, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
A 21-year-old man from Bulford, Wiltshire, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
A 20-year-old man from Bulford, Wilshire, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
An 18-year-old man from Andover, Hampshire, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
An 18-year-old man from Bulford, Wiltshire, has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.
They all remain in custody and our enquiries are ongoing.
Detective Sergeant Darren Godwin said: “We are appealing for witnesses and information in relation to this incident.
“Were you in the area during the early hours of this morning? Did you witness the incident?
“Do you have any dash-cam footage or CCTV images that may help our investigation?
“I would like to reassure local residents that there is no perceived risk to the wider community as it is believed this was an isolated incident.”
Anyone with information is asked to call us on 101, quoting the reference number 44220419228.
You can also submit information online via: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
Alternatively, you can contact independent charity, Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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