A MAN was left with serious facial injuries after being attacked in Southampton city centre.

The 20-year-old victim was with friends in Above Bar Street when he was he was hit by a man he didn't know, leaving him with injuries to his mouth and ear.

He was then taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment.

Officers are now keen to trace a blonde haired woman, in her early twenties and wearing a red jacket, who may have witnessed the attack.

Police have also questioned a 22-year-old man in connection with the assault that happened around 12.15am on March 3 and he has been bailed until April 28.

Anyone with any information about the assault is asked to contact TDC Lucy Stewart at Shirley CID on 101 or via the website. Information can also be given to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.