A MAN was left with a fractured jaw and neck and eye wounds after he was beaten up by a gang in a city street.

The 30-year-old victim was attacked between the West Quay Retail Park and the Asda store on Western Esplanade in Southampton.

Police believe one of the men had a knife, although it was not used.

The suspects are described as black and in their late twenties.

Details of the alleged assault last Wednesday between 4am and 7am have only just been released as detectives step up their inquiry.

Anyone with information can contact Detective Constable Gavin Jordan at Shirley police station on 101 quoting 44140273820 or anonymously call the charity Crimestoppers line on 0800 555 111.