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.