A FOURTH man has been charged with attempted murder following a serious assault in Basingstoke.

As previously reported, police were called at 11.24am 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. His phone was also taken.

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

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Police had previously arrested and charged two young men and a teenage boy in connection with the incident.

Officers have now confirmed that a fourth man has been charged with attempted murder.

Charlie Costen, 20, of Harlech Close in Basingstoke, was charged on Friday morning, March 15, bringing the total number of those charged in connection with the incident to four.

He is due to appear at Basingstoke Magistrates Court on Friday, March 15.

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

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

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

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Lennon and Majid were remanded into custody and the boy was remanded in youth detention accommodation. They are due to appear at Winchester Crown Court on Friday, April 19.

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.

A police spokesperson said: "If you were in the Buckskin area, including Claythorpe Road, Colyer Close, Burnaby Close and Buckskin Lane, between 10pm and midnight on Tuesday, January 30, and if you saw a group of young men or an electric motorbike, please contact police.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact 101, quoting the reference number 44240044241. Alternatively, you can submit information via hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report."

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