Man in coma after being attacked on Above Bar Street in Southampton

Man in coma after city attack

Man in coma after city attack

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Eastleigh Chief Reporter

A MAN is in a coma after being subjected to an attack in Southampton city centre.

Police in Southampton are appealing for information from witnesses who saw an assault that left a Southampton man with a fractured skull and a bleed on the brain.

The 38-year-old victim is in an induced coma at Southampton General Hospital, where he is reported to be in a serious, but stable, condition.

At about 7.30pm Tuesday, August 27, the victim was part of a group of two men and two women on the corner of Above Bar Street and New Road, Southampton. A man and woman approached the group, and the man punched the victim in the back of the head.

The injured man fell to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement. The man who threw the punch walked away along New Road, towards the Civic Centre.

Shortly before 1am Wednesday, a 42-year-old Southampton woman was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm. She was bailed, pending further enquiries, to report back to police on October 23.

Police continue their search to find the man who punched the victim.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Shirley CID on 101.

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12:05am Thu 29 Aug 13

ToastyTea says...

Sickening, hope the guy pulls through and the coward who did it is caught and put away for a long time.
Sickening, hope the guy pulls through and the coward who did it is caught and put away for a long time. ToastyTea
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7:48am Thu 29 Aug 13

Queen Victoria says...

where do these scum come form need I ask!
where do these scum come form need I ask! Queen Victoria
  • Score: 4

3:39pm Thu 29 Aug 13

XxRaven77xX says...

It's weird... When I used to live in Southampton there was a man and a woman a little older than middle aged who like the roughest people I have ever seen. They are loud, obnoxious, horrid couple of people. The man used to threaten the woman a lot and be abusive towards her. They both used to hang around London road, which isn't far from Above Bar/New Street, shouting/screaming at each other, where one was basically half way up the road and the other one was down the other end. Considering I know how those two act (I definitely reckon they are on something) I would not be the LEAST bit surprised if it was them that did this. Truly.
It's weird... When I used to live in Southampton there was a man and a woman a little older than middle aged who like the roughest people I have ever seen. They are loud, obnoxious, horrid couple of people. The man used to threaten the woman a lot and be abusive towards her. They both used to hang around London road, which isn't far from Above Bar/New Street, shouting/screaming at each other, where one was basically half way up the road and the other one was down the other end. Considering I know how those two act (I definitely reckon they are on something) I would not be the LEAST bit surprised if it was them that did this. Truly. XxRaven77xX
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4:00pm Thu 29 Aug 13

You again? says...

So glad I have moved away from Southampton now. All you see and hear about are assaults, sex attacks on children and stabbings. The majority of locals are very friendly people but it just seems Southampton has a higher number of scummy creatures than the average town or city.
So glad I have moved away from Southampton now. All you see and hear about are assaults, sex attacks on children and stabbings. The majority of locals are very friendly people but it just seems Southampton has a higher number of scummy creatures than the average town or city. You again?
  • Score: 3

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