A man has suffered bruising and cuts after being hit with a baseball bat in Amesbury.

Around 4.40pm on October 8, a man in his 20s was walking along the pathway between Holders Road and Jaggard View when he was assaulted by another man.

The victim was hit "several times" with a baseball bat, which caused bruising and cuts.

It is believed the suspect left the scene in a vehicle.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

A man in his 20s from Amesbury has since been arrested on suspicion of causing grevious bodily harm with intent and released on conditional bail while further enquiries are carried out.

A spokesperson from Wiltshire Police said: "We are keen to speak to any witnesses to the incident - we believe the victim was approached by a child following the incident who asked him if he was ok.

"If you are the parent of this child, please get in touch, or if you have any further information about the incident, call 101 and quote crime reference number 54200101400.

"Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."