The man was hospitalised after being attacked by two men.

POLICE are appealing for information after a man was hospitalised following an attack outside a nightclub in Ilfracombe.

The 27-year-old was attacked by two men after he intervened in an altercation between the pair and another man in the early hours on Saturday, July 7.

A police spokesman said: “The pair then turned on the victim and punched him, knocking him unconscious.

“The victim received hospital treatment for serious cuts and significant bruising to his head.”

Police are appealing for information about the attack which happened in the lane behind ‘The Club’ nightclub in Ilfracombe between 2am and 3am.

The suspects are described as white, in their mid 20s and of medium build.

One of them was wearing a dark top.

Anyone who has information or may have witnessed the assault is asked to contact police on 101, quoting crime reference CI/12/874.