A 34-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm with intent after a man sustained head injuries in a town centre assault in the early hours of this morning.

Police were called to Bridge Street at 12.49am this morning and initially closed off a section of the road to conduct enquiries.

A male in his 30s has been taken to Southampton General Hospital for treatment for head injuries as a result of the incident.

The road has since re-opened.

Taxi driver Andy Robson told The Advertiser when he arrived for work in the morning just after 9am, a police cordon was in place from Frango Grill to near the start of the taxi rank.

Mr Robson said: “It was all cordoned off from just forward of the police van but we could still drive down.

“I heard someone got bottled, it must have happened last night.”

A police officer was seen stationed at the entrance of Anton House, a block of flats on Bridge Street this afternoon.

Anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting 44180003689.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.