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Witness appeal following serious Southampton assault

Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Southampton on Wednesday (2 March)


Between 11.10 and 11.30pm, a man in his 50s was assaulted by a group of three men using a glass bottle in Lower Bannister Street.


A broken bottle was retrieved from the scene by officers.


One of the men was described as:




-In his 20s


-6ft tall


-Stocky build


The other two were described as:




-In their 20s


-Slim build


The victim was left with serious injuries including a fractured skull and a brain bleed.


Rebecca Stevens from Western Investigations said: “Prior to this incident, the victim attended the Southampton vs West Ham United football match and then visited the Yates pub in Above Bar Street.


“We believe those involved in the incident had also been at this pub.


“If you have any information that can help us identify these three men, please contact us.”


Did you see anyone acting suspiciously in the city centre or carrying a glass bottle around the time of the assault?


Do you know what happened or who was involved?


Were you at the pub prior to the incident and did you see anything of note?


Do you have relevant CCTV or dash cam footage of the incident?


Please contact police on 101 or report online, quoting 44220085815.