POLICE say a man is fighting for his life after an assault outside a Southampton pub.

Officers say the man suffered life threatening head injuries during the incident, which took place at the Bittern Pub in Thornhill Park Road on Friday.

Officers say a man fell down some steps following an assault.

The incident is said to have taken place around 9.50pm on Friday, April 18.

A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary said: "The 52-year-old is currently in a life threatening condition at Southampton General Hospital suffering from head injuries following the attack at the Bittern Pub in Thornhill Park Road."

Police say no arrests have yet been made.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call 101 quoting Operation Bonham.