A man suffered a serious head injury in an attack in Cowplain.
Hampshire Police today revealed details of the attack as they appealed for witnesses.
A spokesman said: ‘Between 12.30am and 1.10am on Saturday, November 19, the 49-year-old victim had an encounter with a group of men outside The Spotted Cow pub on London Road.
‘He then walked off down the street before being assaulted near to the junction with King’s Road by a man who was part of a group.
‘One of the men was described as wearing a long brown jacket, and all were described as men aged in their 20s.
‘As a result of the incident, the victim was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital for treatment to a serious head injury.
‘Officers would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, including prior to the assault taking place.
‘Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101, quoting 44160436685, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.’