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Woman suffers serious injuries including spinal in Hedge End attack

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident which took place at Dowd’s Farm Park, off Wellstead Way, Hedge End.


It was reported to police that some time between 5.30pm and 7.30pm on Thursday 7 July, an altercation took place involving a group of people.


During this incident, a woman in her 20s suffered a broken sternum and a spinal fracture.


As part of police enquiries, a 24-year-old man from Bursledon and a 23-year-old woman from Botley were arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.


They have been bailed until 5 August while enquiries continue.


Police would like to hear from anyone who witnessed this incident or the events leading up to it. Officers believe other people were in the park at the time, including a group of young people and someone with a small dog.


If you were there and you witnessed this, please get in touch by calling 101 and quoting 44220271988. You can also submit information to via the police website here: https://www.hampshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/


Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers 100% anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via their anonymous online form at crimestoppers-uk.org