A MAN has been arrested and charged in relation to a punch-up at a Christmas party.

Paul Long, 27, of London, will appear at Southampton Magistrates Court on April 8 charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

He has been released on bail.

It follows an incident at a party in Stoneham Park, Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh, on December 20 in which a 32-year-old man was knocked to the floor and punched several times until he was unconscious, bruising his face and damaging one of his eyes.