Assault in Southampton

Police are investigating after an assault in Southampton which left a 20-year-old man with injuries to his face and hand.

Sometime between 1am and 2.30am on Friday, March 14, the victim is understood to have been attacked at Bedford Place while he was walking with friends to get a taxi.

They saw a group of men and women across the road shouting at them. A woman from the group came towards them. The next thing the victim recalls is waking up about 30 minutes later having been assaulted.

His injuries include a broken thumb which has required wiring and metal rods, a hairline fracture on his right cheekbone, a sprained neck, and bruising to his face. The victim was treated in hospital for his injuries.