A MAN has been rushed to hospital this afternoon following a serious assault in Town Gardens, Old Town.

Police officers, CID and paramedics are currently at the scene after being called at 12.56pm.

It is believed the assault was a stabbing. The victim is suffering from serious, but not life threatening, injuries. 

A small section of Town Gardens, near to the ice cream pavilion, has been cordoned off by police while investigations are underway.

Witnesses are being urged to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 immediately or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.