Police are yet to make an arrest after a man in his 30s was assaulted in Gorse Hill.

Officers sealed off an alleyway leading from Cricklade Road for much of Monday morning, following the assault in the early hours. Forensics officers were called to the scene.

The victim, a 39-year-old man, was taken to Great Western Hospital after receiving injuries to his face. Police said the incident was not a stabbing.

Detectives have asked anyone with information about the incident to contact Swindon CID on 101. Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.