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Hampshire Constabulary - Operation Enhance

Hampshire Constabulary have launched an investigation into the Attempt Murder of a 31 year old man in the Gershwin Road area of Basingstoke.

Details of Incident

We are currently investigating an Attempt Murder of a 31 year old man in the Gershwin Road area of Basingstoke.

The incident occurred between 1030pm and 1053pm 31 October 2019. Officers attended and found the man in a rear garden of a residential property with serious head injuries.

The victim has been taken to hospital where his condition is currently 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.

Detective Cheif Inspector Justin Torgout said: "We would like to reassure the public that we are treating this incident as a targetted event.

"A scene is in place in Gershwin Road and officers are carrying out house to house enquiries.

"Officers will also be carrying out extra patrols in the area so if you have any concerns, please don't hesitate to speak to them."

Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone, please call 101 and ask for Hampshire Constabulary, quoting reference 44190391459 or Operation Enhance.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their online anonymous form at No personal details are taken, calls cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.