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Teenagers arrested after victim taken to Southampton General Hospital suffering head injuries
8:02am Sunday 22nd September 2013 in News
Two teenagers are being questioned today after a man was beaten unconscious in Southampton.
The pair were arrested after police appealed for witnesses to the attack in the early hours of yesterday morning.
Officers were called around 5am to reports that a 25-year-old man had collapsed on the ground in Standford Street.
An 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old man were arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and robbery.
They are currently in police custory.
The victim was taken unconscious to Southampton General Hospital with a serious head injury.
He remains in a stable condition.
Detective Inspector Dave Jackson, pictured below, said: “Following our enquiries we believe the man was assaulted by two men in the early hours on Saturday morning shortly before he was found.
“I would like to hear from anyone who was in the area of Chapel Road in St Mary’s at the time or who saw the man prior to that time or anyone acting suspiciously.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Southampton CID on 101 or the anonymous Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111.
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