Police close road after street brawl

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A MAN has been arrested following a brawl outside a Horndean pub in the early hours.

Police were called to The Colonial Bar, in Portsmouth Road, at 1.40am following an incident involving 10 people outside the premises.

The road outside the bar has been closed while officers carry out an investigation.

A 33-year-old man from Fareham was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital with a head injury which police say is potentially serious.

Officers said he is stable at the current time.

A 34-year-old man, from Waterlooville, was arrested at 2.15am on suspicion of causing grievous bodily harm without intent.

He remains in police custody for questioning.

Detectives are investigating the possibility that the victim was assaulted in Portsmouth Road.

A police spokesman said: ‘Part of Portsmouth Road remains closed today so potential evidence at the scene can be preserved for initial enquiries by police.

‘Officers plan to re-open the road as soon as these inquiries are completed.’

A diversion route along Merchistoun Road has been set up.

It is hoped Portsmouth Road will re-open later today.

Witnesses or anyone with information can contact CID at Waterlooville police station by phoning 101.