A MAN was left with a fractured cheekbone and a broken thumb following a late night attack in Southampton.
The 20-year-old victim is believed to have been attacked in Bedford Place while he was walking with friends to get a taxi, between 1.30 and 2am on Friday night.
They saw a group of men and women across the road shouting at them, before a woman from the group came towards them.
The next thing the victim recalls is waking up about 30 minutes later having been assaulted.
His injuries include a broken thumb which has required wiring and metal rods, a hairline fracture on his right cheekbone, a sprained neck, and bruising to his face.
The victim was treated in hospital for his injuries.
Detectives are keen to speak to potential witnesses who may be able to provide a detailed description of the group of men and women seen on the other side of the road.