TWO men were bitten by a vicious Staffordshire bull terrier dog and left with painful injuries after being attacked by a group of men in Southampton .

The 20 and 26-year-old victims were both treated at Southampton General Hospital after suffering several broken ribs and a dislocated shoulder respectively in the assault, which happened shortly after the end of Sunday’s match between Saints and Manchester United.

The men were attacked between 5.30pm and 6pm as they walked near the junction of St Mary’s Road and Dorset Street, leaving one of the victims lying unconscious in the road.

The attackers ran off down St Mary’s Road and into Clovelly Road.

Police say the area was busy at the time with Saints fans making their way from St Mary’s Stadium , and believe there are witnesses they have not yet spoken to.

Three Southampton men were arrested on Sunday night.

An 18 and 20-year-old were last night still in custody, while a 23- year-old man arrested on suspicion of inflicting actual bodily harm, grievous bodily harm and affray, was bailed, pending further inquiries, until October 24.

Anyone with information should call Acting Sergeant Paul Salley at Southampton Central police station on 101 or the Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.