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

The 20-year-old victim was with friends in Above Bar Street when 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 man in connection with the assault that happened around 12.15am on March 3. The 22-year-old has been bailed until April 28.

Call TDC Lucy Stewart at Shirley CID on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.