A road in South Ham remains cordoned off this evening as police begin their enquiries into a double stabbing.

Officers are searching a house on St Peter's Road in Basingstoke after a man and a woman were found with stab wounds shortly before 3.45pm.

The road is cordoned off between Margaret Road and St Nicholas Court.

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Several ambulances and the air ambulance were called to what police are describing as a "serious assault".

Officers remain on scene and are turning traffic around.

A man who lives on Margaret Road, where it meets St Peter’s Road said: “I heard someone screaming further down the road, and they ended up here.

"He was breathing and stuff, and walking around but he had blood on him. It was hard to understand, but he was saying ‘I’ve been stabbed’.”

The witness said they understood the man may have suffered a punctured lung.

Meanwhile, one resident who was enjoying the sunny weather in Russell Howard Park this afternoon reported seeing a police car driving around before the air ambulance hovered overhead and landed in the park.

She said: "I was in the park with my son when we saw a police car driving across the park.

"An air ambulance then started circling overhead before landing on the field.

"A man called them over towards the road and a paramedic went with them, leaving the pilot.

"It flew off without taking any patients and leaving the paramedic behind."

Hampshire Constabulary have confirmed that two people received stab wounds but said they are unable to provide further details as it is an ongoing incident.