DETECTIVES have charged a man as part of an investigation into a serious assault in Lymington.

Officers were called to Lower Buckland Road shortly after 3.30am on Thursday, October 31.

A 30-year-old man from Milford-on-Sea was found with serious injuries.

Martin Williamson, 45, of Lymington Road, Brockenhurst, has been charged with an allegation of wounding with intent.

He appeared Southampton Magistrates Court on Christmas Eve and has been remanded to appear at Southampton Crown Court on Friday 24 January, 2020.

A 42-year-old man from Lymington, who had been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, remains on police bail pending further enquiries.