A MAN was attacked with a bat outside a pub in North End.
Police have confirmed the 23-year-old man from Portsmouth was assaulted outside the Clarence Gardens pub, in London Road.
The attack took place just before 9pm yesterday.
A witness filmed the incident, which has now been viewed over 85,000 times on Facebook.
The victim was left with bruising as a result of the incident and was treated at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.
Following the assault the two men drove away in a grey Audi saloon car.
Detective Constable Nick Wisdom said: ‘We are following a number of lines of enquiry to identify the offenders.
‘I would appeal to anyone with information to come forward.’
Anyone who witnessed the assault, or can help identify those involved should contact DC Wisdom in Eastern Investigations Team on 101.
Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.