A HAMPSHIRE man who asked his partying neighbours to be quiet was still fighting for his life in a Southampton hospital last night.

Andrew Toseland is currently in an induced coma at Southampton General Hospital following the beating by the partying gang in Gosport .

The 49-year-old warehouse worker had left his flat in Garland Court, Forton Road, in the early hours of Saturday morning to appeal to revellers to keep the noise down at about 1am.

But witnesses say he was beaten to the ground, then his head was stamped on.

He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham, but was later transferred to the Wessex Neurological Unit at Southampton.

Eight people have been arrested in connection with the attack on Mr Toseland.

Men aged 27, 25 and 21 are suspected of wounding with intent of causing actual bodily harm, and have been released on bail until October. Men aged 20, 18, 18 and a boy of 16 are currently in custody on suspicion of the same offence. A woman of 22 is also in custody on suspicion of assisting an offender. All suspects are from Gosport.

Anyone with information should call Gosport CID, quoting Operation Bevern, on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.