Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault of a Portswood pub landlord and a friend who tried to help him. It happened just before 11pm on Saturday, October 26th.
When the 57-year-old landlord refused to serve a group of men and women, one of the women started punching him repeatedly.
Then a man from the group grabbed the landlord around the throat and pushed him across the room, breaking a table. A friend of the landlord, a 62-year-old man, came to his aid, but he was punched in the face and received serious facial injuries.
This was a rare incident in a busy and popular pub. Numerous people are believed to have been in the pub at the time of the assaults. They could not help but see what happened. I need to hear from anyone who can identify those involved."
Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they would like to identify following an assault in Portsmouth.
The incident took place at at The Hard at around 3.40am on Sunday, October 6th outside The Victory pub.
A 27-year-old man sustained a fractured skull after being assaulted by an unknown man and falling to the ground.
Detective Constable Amanda Waite said: “This is a really nasty and unprovoked attack. I am appealing to members of the public to look closely at this man in the CCTV image as he is someone that we believe will be able to assist us with our enquiries.”
Three men have admitted assaulting a man in Aylesbury which left the victim with bleeding on the brain.
Tomasz Biernacki, 41, Gwedon Jakoc, 30, and Elias Cordero, 20, admitted carrying out the assault on the 42-year-old victim at around 2.30am in Aylesbury on 7th May.
Biernacki and Jakoc were sentenced to five years in prison and Cordero was given an 18 month sentence for admitting Grevious Bodily Harm when they appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court on Wednesday 14th August.
Investigating officer Det Con Dave Phipps said: “This was an unprovoked attack that left their victim with serious injuries that required treatment in hospital.
“I hope these sentences send out a stark warning to people that mindless violence is totally unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”