A MAN was taken to hospital with a fractured skull after being hit in the head with a bottle outside a pub on Friday.

Between 11pm and 11.32pm outside The Beacon, in Kings Road, South Ham, a 38-year-old man was hit in the back of the head with a bottle which had been thrown.

The blow knocked the victim unconscious and he was taken to Southampton General Hospital where he underwent surgery.

The suspected is described as being a black male, aged between 20 and 25.

Police have launched an appeal for any witnesses to come forward with any information about the incident.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact the police on 101 quoting 44190161672.