Man shot in the face after refusing to give strangers a lift

The man was approached by two strangers in Stag Hill Credit: Google Images

A man is being treated in hospital after he was blasted in the face and back with a BB gun in Basingstoke.

The 28-year-old victim had been approached by two men victim in Stag Hill, who asked him for a lift.

When he refused, the two men assaulted him. During the assault, the victim was shot in the face and the back with what has been described as a BB gun.

The men then ran off.

The victim was taken to North Hampshire Hospital for treatment. His injuries are not life threatening.

The first suspect is described as:

  • white

  • aged between 25 and 30 years

  • around 6ft 2ins tall

  • of skinny build

  • very pale complexion

  • receding, short, jet black hair with a scruffy beard

  • wearing a black hooded top, with white detailing on the sleeves, and black tracksuit bottoms

The second man is described as:

  • white

  • aged 25 to 30 years

  • around 5ft 10ins tall

  • of stocky build

  • having a tattoo or mark below his right eye

  • full beard

  • blonde or ginger hair

  • wearing a green or grey hooded top

“This was a nasty assault involving a weapon which could have had far more serious consequences than it did.

Detective Inspector Lee Colvin