Detectives are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Andover at around 4.45pm on Thursday, July 10 on Newbury Street near to the church yard.
A 24-year-old man from Basingstoke was assaulted by a group of four men resulting in an injury to his leg. He is currently receiving hospital treatment for the injury which is serious but not life threatening.
Two men from Andover aged 27 and 32 have been arrested in connection with this incident and are helping police with their enquiries.
Officers are looking into whether this assault is linked to an earlier public order incident which occurred at around 3.30pm when four men were seen chasing another man in the area of Cricketers Way and Roman Way.
Detective Inspector Justin Torgout said: “Violence of this nature will not be tolerated and we would urge anyone with information about the incident to contact us so that we can deal with those responsible.”
“I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Newbury Road or the park near to the Tesco store on Cricketers Way and witnessed either incident or has any information.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Basingstoke CID on 101 quoting Operation Constance or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.