A MAN has been taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after an assault in Basingstoke last night (Thursday).

Police say the incident took place in the Gershwin Road area of Basingstoke, sometime between 10.30pm and 10.53pm on Thursday evening.

The 31-year-old victim of the assault was taken to hospital with head injuries and his condition is described as life threatening.

A second victim, a 58-year-old man from Basingstoke, also received hospital treatment after being sprayed with an unknown substance. His injuries are not believed to be serious.

Officers remain in the Gershwin Road area making enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident.

Anyone who was in the area at the time and has information or CCTV or dashcam footage is advised to contact the police on 101 and quoting reference 44190391459.