AN ALLEYWAY in Southampton has been sealed off after a man was attacked this afternoon.

The man was found in the alleyway just off St Mary Street, next to the Joiners pub in the city, just before 2pm.

It is still not clear what injuries he sustained but they are not thought to be serious.

However he was taken to Southampton General Hospital by South Central Ambulance Service for treatment.

Detectives investigating the assault have not yet revealed if any weapons were used during the attack but they believe that the man responsible is known to the victim.

They are now trying to track down the attacker.

Anyone with any information should contact 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.