A second man has been arrested following the serious assault of a teenager outside a school in Andover.

Police have arrested a 36-year-old man on suspicion of wounding with intent, who is currently in police custody. Officers had previously arrested a 40-year-old man on suspicion of the same offence following the incident on July 20, when a 14-year-old was hospitalised with cuts to his face and neck. Both are from Andover.

In a statement provided to the Advertiser, a spokesperson said: “Officers are establishing the circumstances of what took place and will remain in the area to carry out enquiries.

“If you have any information about what happened, please call 101 quoting the reference number 44210286966.”

Police were called to the junction of Roman Way and Viking Way at 3:17pm on July 20, following reports that a 14-year-old has been “seriously assaulted”.

The ambulance service was also called, with two ambulance crews and the air ambulance arriving to treat the teenager for potentially serious injuries. He was found to have suffered cuts to his face and neck, which saw him taken to hospital following treatment at the scene. These injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.

Following the incident, an area of land on the junction, opposite Roman Way Primary School, was cordoned off by police.

Residents reported seeing the air ambulance and police helicopter hovering around the area, but were left in the dark over the incident, with many not knowing what had occurred.

One nearby resident, Mrs Bedford, 83, told the Advertiser: "I'd heard a helicopter flying around, but I didn't see or hear anything. I didn't know anything had happened until a friend called me after she'd seen some posts on Facebook.

"It's terrifying and frightening, but hopefully it will sort itself out."

Police are continuing to establish the exact circumstances of this incident and a spokesperson said they cannot elaborate on it at this time.