Four people have been arrested in connection with an alleged assault in Newport yesterday (Thursday).

Police were called shortly before 4pm to a report that a 25 year-old man had been assaulted and had his mobile phone stolen on Bowling Green Lane in Newport.

The victim was taken to hospital to be treated for an injury to his head and is now recovering at home.

Hampshire Constabulary spokesperson said that four men aged 21, 22, 31, and 37 have been arrested as part of enquiries and remain in custody at this time.