AN INVESTIGATION has launched after a man was assaulted during the course of the England World Cup semi final last night.

Police were called at 7.44pm on to reports of an assault in Thornhill Way, Chineham.

A 25-year-old man was taken to Southampton General Hospital with a serious head injury.

An investigation is now underway.

Residents have reported today that the Chineham Village Club, in Thornhill Way, has been cordoned off by police.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting the crime reference number 44180261526.