A MAN was rushed to hospital after reportedly being kicked in the head during a “violent” incident in a quiet Hampshire village.

Witnesses say the man was attacked after remonstrating with a group who were said to be throwing bottles at passing cars in Hamble.

Police say two men, both in their 40s, were assaulted in the incident, which took place in the early hours of Sunday.

Paramedics say both men were taken to hospital with head injuries.

One resident, who witnessed the incident, said it began outside Boomerang Bar.

He said: “They were throwing bottles at passing cars, when one driver – whose car had been hit by a bottle – stopped to remonstrate with them, he was seriously assaulted resulting in police and ambulances being called, and I gather he was seriously injured needing hospital care.”

Officers have launched an investigation into the incident.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Police said: “We were called shortly after half past midnight on 13 October with reports of an assault near The Square.

“It was reported that a bottle had been thrown at a car, and an altercation took place following this.

“Two men in their 40s were assaulted during this incident.”

Officers say no arrests have yet been made.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for South Central Ambulance Service, who sent paramedics to the scene, said: “We were contacted by Hampshire Police at 12.44am on Sunday, 13 October, and asked to send an ambulance to the High Street, Hamble-Le-Rice, where it had been reported to the police that two males had been assaulted and sustained head injuries.

“We sent an ambulance to the incident and both patients were subsequently taken to University Hospital Southampton.”

The Echo contacted Boomerang Bar for a comment, but did not receive a response.

Anyone with information about this incident can contact police on 101, quoting 44190366041.