An alley on St. Mary Street, right next to The Joiners pub, has been sealed off this afternoon after a man was assaulted.

The man was found in the alley just after 2pm. The extent of his injuries are not clear at this time, and police have not revealed if weapons were used in the assault. They do believe, however, that the man knew his assailant.

The victim was taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment. Detectives are attempt on to track down his attacker, and urge anyone with information to call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

The Wessex Scene will update this article as more information becomes available.

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