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20 June 2013, 13:32 | Updated: 20 June 2013, 16:24
Detectives at Shirley are investigating an assault on a master of ceremonies which left the man with life-threatening injuries.
The victim, a 26-year-old Chandler’s Ford man, was leaving the main stage of the Soul Cellar, West Marlands Road, Southampton, at about 00:30 Monday, June 17th, when he was attacked and punched in the stomach.
He collapsed an hour later and was rushed to Southampton General Hospital, where he needed surgery for a badly damaged liver.
A 28-year-old Southampton man was arrested on June 19th on suspicion of assault, inflicting grievous bodily harm. He was bailed, pending further enquiries, until August 6.
Detectives say they need to speak to people who attended the private event and saw the attack.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Dal Andrews at Shirley CID on 101.