A man has been arrested following an incident at an Eastleigh home in which a woman was seriously injured
Shortly after 12am today (Monday, May 7) police were called to a flat in Alexander Square, after reports of a dispute which resulted in a 27-year-old woman sustaining serious injuries.
The 27-year-old and her 19-month-old daughter were inside the flat, and following a 999 call received by Hampshire Constabulary control room from the address, officers attended. Both the injured woman and her baby were taken to safety and a 45-year-old man was arrested.
All three were taken to hospital. The mother and baby remain in hospital, the female victim is in a stable condition and the baby is being observed by medical staff.
The 45-year-old remains in police custody whilst enquiries continue.
Detectives and officers from Western area police and the Force Support Unit will today be conducting house-to-house inquiries in the area and a crime scene investigation will be carried out on the flat today.
Detective Inspector Charlie Rimmer, leading the investigation, said:
“We would like to reassure members of the local community that this is very much an isolated incident. We had a large team of officers dedicated to this throughout the night and will continue today, with officers in the area today focussed on establishing exactly what happened.
“If you witnessed this incident and if you are yet to speak to police, please stop an officer if you see them and talk to them, or call us on 101, quoting Operation Belvedere.”