RESIDENTS have been left feeling unsafe after a suspected stabbing in Oakridge.

Police were called to Oakridge Road, at around 12.31am on Wednesday.

A 28-year-old man from Basingstoke and a 33-year-old from Basingstoke were arrested on suspicion of causing Grievous Bodily Harm with intent.

The 28-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer.

A resident, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: "At 9am, I noticed a huge police presence. It is not an everyday occurrence in Oakridge to see a major issue like this. It was a little bit of a concern as police started rocking up.

"I have always felt safe here but don't feel safe here now. There were constant three cars and one van with additional cars coming and going. The tape first caught my attention.

"CID came to speak to me about whether I had heard anything. There have been a few stabbings in Oakridge over the years but not on this road. It's been five hours of police presence. It is rumoured that it is a stabbing."

A health care assistant at St Michael’s Care Home, Sharron Warren, 47, from Hailstone Road first noticed the crime scene as she was taking her son to school.

“It scared me because it is close to home,” she told the Gazette.

“I have lived here for four years. There was a rape incident a few years ago. Other than that it is fairly quiet. 

“I will be tightening up my security now this has happened. My little boy was a bit scared; it was more the tape than the cars. He said, ‘mummy what is going on?’” 

At the time of publishing, police had neither confirmed nor denied whether a stabbing occurred.

A spokesman for Hampshire Constabulary said: “Both men received injuries that are not believed to be life threatening at this time.

“An alleyway between Stratfield Road and Hailstone Road was cordoned off while officers carried out investigations.”

If anyone saw or heard anything suspicious around the time of this incident, or has any information, you are asked to get in touch with police by calling 101 and quoting reference 44200178269.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.