Man arrested after attack near Gosport pub

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A male has been arrested on suspicion of assault outside a pub.

Police say the suspect is was held for assault on a 37-year-old man near the Fox Tavern, in Northcross Street, Gosport, between 3am and 3.45am on Saturday.

The victim was taken to hospital with a brain injury and a broken jaw after it was believed he cracked his head on the pavement, which led him to suffer a bleed on the brain.

A spokesman for Hampshire Police said: ‘A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of assault.

‘He has been bailed until September 23 pending an investigation.’

Tributes poured in for the man earlier this week.