Investigation Into Nightclub Attack

Police in Southampton are investigating an attack on a 22-year-old man - he was punched in the face as he walked across the dance floor at a Southampton nightclub.

It happened at around 1.30am on Sunday January 9 at Oceana at Leisure World.

The attacker was seen hiding himself behind a pillar in the Bar 4 area and then punching the victim and his friend as they walked past.

It left the main victim with a shattered cheekbone which requires metal plates and a fractured eye socket. It has also left him with blurred vision in one eye which he has been warned may be permanent.

He is due to undergo an operation next week.

A photo from CCTV has been released by officers trying to trace the man responsible.

He is described as white, 5ft 9 inches tall. He was aged in his early twenties, average build with short hair. He was wearing a hooded beige jumper with black buttons on the front and blue jeans.

It’s believed the assault was totally unprovoked and officers are keen to trace the people responsible as quickly as possible.

Oceana attack

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Tim Judd at the Shirley CID on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.