- 3 updates
Residents in Havant are being reassured following a serious assault at the junction of Southleigh Road and Eastleigh Road yesterday afternoon.
Our neighbourhood teams will be out and about on extra patrols in the area across the weekend and we would like to emphasise that this is being treated as an isolated incident.
We were called at 2.56pm by a member of the public to a report of a serious assault involving a weapon. Police deployed immediately to the scene and a 43 year-old man of no fixed address was arrested. He has been taken into custody and detectives have commenced an investigation. He remains in custody at the current time and is being interviewed. A custody extension has been granted until the early hours of tomorrow morning (Sunday).
Two local children have been hurt and are being treated for injuries believed to have been caused by a knife.
Following clarification from the families we can confirm that a 13 year-old boy who was taken to Southampton General Hospital with life-threatening injuries, remains in hospital. His condition is now described as critical, but stable.
A 12 year-old boy who was initially taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, at Cosham for treatment has now been moved to Southampton General Hospital. His condition is still described as serious, but stable.
Police are currently speaking to witnesses and would like to talk to anyone who may have seen anything out of the ordinary in the area shortly before 3pm yesterday.
Please call 101 quoting Operation Narrow.
You can also call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
Police have arrested a man following a serious assault on two children in the street in Havant, Hampshire.
Officers deployed immediately to the junction of Southleigh and Eastleigh Road, after being called at 2.56pm by a member of the public.
The children, whose ages are yet to be confirmed, have been taken to hospital.
Police say they are in the very early stages of the investigation and are piecing together exactly what has happened.
A police cordon is in place around the scene of the incident and the end of Horndean Road is closed to allow police vehicles access to the scene.