A MAN has been arrested after an elderly man and police officer were attacked in a Hampshire borough. 

On Thursday, a 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of two assaults. 

This came after an unknown person was attacked in Privett Road, Gosport at around 4pm that day and shortly after, a police officer was also assaulted.

Despite searching the area and making enquiries with hospitals, officers are yet to identify the victim of the first attack but believe he is an elderly man. 

Police are now asking the public to help in identifying the man. 

A spokesperson said: "We need to check the welfare of this individual and establish the circumstances of what has happened.

"If it's you, or you know who it is, please contact 101 and quote incident number 44210112256."