Appeal for witnesses and information following serious assault in Basingstoke
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We’re appealing for witnesses and information following a serious assault in Basingstoke.
At 11.41pm yesterday, Wednesday, 1 February we were called to a playing field on Tewkesbury Close in Popley after a 19-year-old man sustained what is believed to be three gun-shot wounds to his leg.
The victim was taken to hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Officers are currently at the scene carrying out enquiries to establish how the man came to be injured.
As part of our investigation we would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident or has any information.
Were you in the area at the time? Did you see or hear anything suspicious? Perhaps you live nearby and have private CCTV including Ring-Doorbell that may have captured something?
If you were driving in the area, do you have dash-cam that might have captured something?
Detective Inspector Jamie Johnson from the Northern Investigation Team said “We appreciate this incident could cause some concern in the local community however please be reassured that enquiries are in hand and we believe this to be an isolated incident with no wider risk to the community.
“Officers will remain at the scene today carrying out enquiries including searches in the area. We would like to thank everyone living nearby for their help and co-operation while these are carried out.
“There will also be increased patrols in the area to provide reassurance. If you have any concerns or information please don’t hesitate to speak to one of our officers.”
Anyone with any information that might assist our investigation is asked to call us on 101 or report online via our website at https://www.hampshire.police.uk/ quoting reference 44230044089.