A 37-year-old man from Bishops Waltham has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after an elderly woman was attacked in Wickham yesterday.
She suffered a serious but not life-threatening injury and is being treated in hospital.
A police spokesperson said: “We were called at about 7.30am on December 23rd to reports that a 77-year-old woman had been assaulted by a person known to her at an address in Dickson Park, Wickham.”
The arrested man remains in custody. Anyone with information should call 101 quoting reference 44230523049.