DETECTIVES are appealing for witnesses after a man received serious injuries during a fight in Cosham.
Hampshire Constabulary received a call to a brawl outside the Red Lion pub in London Road at 11.48pm on Friday.
A 31-year-old man from Portsmouth was taken to hospital with serious facial injuries, which are not believed to be life-threatening.
A second man received medical attention at the scene for facial injuries.
Initial enquiries have found that both these men were victims of an assault involving a number of other people.
Investigating officer Sergeant Nicola Smith said: ‘CCTV footage is being examined to establish the complete circumstances and help identify suspects.’
Anyone with information is asked to contact CID at Fratton police station by calling 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.