A POLICE investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in Basingstoke yesterday (January 20).

Officers were called to Cliddesden Road after reports that a man was stabbed by a group of four men at around 3.30pm.

The 49-year-old man suffered a single stab wound and was taken to Southampton General Hospital.

His injuries are not life-threatening.

Investigations into the exact circumstances of the assault are continuing.

DS Steve Court said: “We know that a couple of people walked past as the incident was happening, causing the men to run off.

“If this was you, we are really keen to speak to you, as you may have information which could help with our investigation. So please get in touch.

“At this stage we are treating this as an isolated incident and not a random assault, so we hope that this comes as some reassurance to residents living in the area.”

Anyone with any information is encouraged to get in touch with the police on 101, quoting 44190023925.