TWO people were arrested after a man was allegedly attacked with a hammer in a Hampshire street.

The 23-year-old victim is said to have suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries in the incident, which occurred at Calmore Drive, Totton, on Thursday afternoon.

Paramedics alerted police after responding to claims that a tool had been used in an assault.

Officers arrested a 37-year-old man on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm, and also detained a 44-year-old Hythe man on suspicion of obstructing the course of justice.

Calmore residents took to social media to report that a "nasty incident" had occurred near their homes.

Some people reported seeing police activity in other parts of the Totton area, including Ringwood Road and Hounsdown.

A Hampshire police spokesperson said: “We were called shortly after 4pm on Thursday by our colleagues from the South Central Ambulance Service who were responding to an incident involving a serious assault in Calmore Drive.

“A 23-year-old man was taken to Southampton General Hospital with serious, but not life-threatening injuries.

“A man, aged 37, has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and another man, aged 44 and from Hythe, has been arrested on suspicion of obstructing the course of public justice.

"Both remain in custody at this time.”

The spokesperson confirmed that a hammer was allegedly used in the attack and added: "Enquiries are ongoing.”