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37-year-old woman has acid thrown in her face

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A 37-year-old woman was left with "significant burns" after she had acid thrown in her face while on a night out.

The woman was outside Caribbean bar and restaurant Turtle Bay in Guildhall Square, Southampton at 9pm last night when the attack happened.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Southampton General Hospital with significant burns to her face, neck and arms. This was an isolated and rare occurrence.

– Hampshire Constabulary


Too early to discuss new Southampton deal - Koeman

Ronald Koeman has denied reports he is close to extending his contract as Southampton manager and insisted he does not expect to do so at least until the summer.

Koeman has 18 months remaining on his present deal, which began in the summer of 2014 when he agreed to succeed Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino, and has impressed in difficult circumstances during his time at the club.

Ronald Koeman could be getting a new deal. Credit: PA

"It's too early to discuss that," said Koeman, who remains the subject of speculation surrounding his chances of managing the struggling Holland national team.

"I had several meetings with the board in the last two weeks but not about my contract.

"I don't think it's the right moment to talk about it. There's still a long time to go. Maybe something for after the summer, not this season."

Southampton acquire Celtic defender Van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk has moved to the Premier League. Credit: PA

Southampton have bolstered their defensive ranks by signing Dutch centre-back from Celtic.

The Netherlands international has penned a five-year deal with the Premier League side.

I'm delighted. It was a very easy decision to join this club. This is a very ambitious club, who have been doing very well in the last couple of years. It's a great place to be and it's the right step for me. For me now to get the opportunity to play in the Premier League is unbelievable and I will enjoy it. I know it's an ambitious club - they have been through a lot throughout the years. They are trying to play football and that's something that really attracted me.

– Virgil van Dijk

Southampton sign Shrewsbury 'keeper Harry Lewis

Southampton have signed goalkeeper Harry Lewis from Shrewsbury on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

The Barclays Premier League side announced the deal for the 17-year-old England age-group international on Monday.

Lewis told the Saints' official website: "It was a no-brainer really for me to make this move.

"I've been at Shrewsbury since I was eight and it is my hometown club.

"I'm always going to be close to them but when an opportunity like this comes around you don't say no."


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