A MAN is in hospital with serious head injuries after being attacked in Salisbury yesterday.

At about 9.40pm the 42-year-old man was involved in an altercation with two other men and a woman outside the Devizes Inn, Devizes Road.

The victim was assaulted and required emergency surgery from which he is now recovering at Southampton General Hospital.

A 36-year-old local man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and is currently in custody at Salisbury Police Station.

Anyone who was in the area and any motorists who were driving past the pub between 9.30pm and 10.30pm on Friday are being asked to contact DC Nick Ryan of Salisbury CID 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.