ARMED officers and a police helicopter rushed to a home in the New Forest yesterday evening after a man was attacked with a knife.

Hampshire police were called to the home in Lower Buckland Road, Lymington, just after 6.10pm.

A helicopter, a police dog unit and armed officers carried out a search in the area and arrested a 39-year-old man from Pennington just after 7pm.

A man from Lymington is being treated for wound to his head, which are not described as serious.

Anyone with information on the incident should contact police on 101, quoting reference number 44190083487.