TWO further people have been charged with attempted murder after a man was assaulted with an unknown weapon. 

Police were called at 11.24pm on Tuesday, January 30 to reports of a serious assault on a footpath near Buckskin Lane.

A man in his 40s was assaulted with an unknown weapon, and his phone was also taken.

The man suffered serious facial and head injuries and was taken to Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital to receive treatment.

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Officers have been carrying out various enquiries and two more people have now been charged with attempted murder, bringing the total number of those charged in connection with the incident to three.

Joshua Lennon, 21, of Portsmouth Way, Basingstoke, was charged with attempted murder.

A 16-year-old boy from Thatcham, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also charged with attempted murder.

The pair will appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, March 13).

It comes after Amman Majid, 18, of Chivers Close, Basingstoke, was charged with attempted murder and possessing a knife blade / sharp pointed article in a public place.

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He has been remanded into custody and appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday, March 6. 

Majid's defence told the court that they would be applying to have the case dismissed due to a 'lack of evidence'. A case management review has been set to decide this on Friday, April 19. 

Russel Pyne, prosecuting, told the court that the alleged attack was a "dispute over a drugs business which led to an attack with a machete". 

A five-day trial has also been listed for Monday, July 22. 

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "Officers are continuing their investigation and would still like to hear from potential witnesses who may have seen the incident or the moments leading up to it.

"Were you in the Buckskin area, including Claythorpe Road, Colyer Close, Burnaby Close and Buckskin Lane, between 10pm and midnight on Tuesday, January 30?

"Did you see a group of young men or an electric motorbike? Do you have any doorbell or dashcam footage or CCTV that may help our investigation?

"Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, quoting the reference number 44240044241. Alternatively, you can submit information via

"You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."