Police were today continuing to question a suspect after a pensioner was savagely attacked outside a Portsmouth pub.
The 67-year-old man was assaulted outside The First Post in High Street, Cosham around 4pm yesterday.
He was taken to hospital with serious injuries.
Police said a 25-year-old man from Portsmouth arrested shortly after the incident and remains in custody.
Scenes of crime officers have been carrying out a detailed search and analysis of the pavement outside the pub.
Detective Sergeant Rob Faricy said: ‘This is an isolated incident which occurred on a busy high street on a Saturday afternoon.
‘We have spoken to a number of people who saw what happened but would appeal to anyone else who has not yet come forward to get in touch.’
Anyone with information should contact Eastern Investigations at Fratton police station on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.