An area outside Little Johnny Russell’s public house on Albert Road has been sealed off by police following a serious assault.
Eyewitnesses say that two men left the pub before assaulting a third close to the taxi rank. The assailants – one very tall, another very short – were seen fleeing from the scene at approximately 1am.
The area outside LJRs has become a hotspot for violence at the weekends.
Anybody with any information is asked to call Portsmouth police on 101.