POLICE have arrested a man in connection with a New Year’s Day assault that left a man with a broken jaw.

The 19-year-old victim had left the Litten Tree pub, on Eastleigh High Street, and was walking along an alleyway towards Wells Place when he was punched in the face and knocked briefly unconscious in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

A 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of two assaults – the other relates to an assault on an 18-year-old who suffered a broken nose at the rear of the Litten Tree, also in the early hours of New Years’ Day.

He has been interviewed and bailed until March.