60-year-old man allegedly had his head stamped on in The Tavern at the weekend

Police are appealing for witnesses to a serious assault at The Tavern pub in Barnstaple in the early hours of Sunday morning.

A 60-year-old male victim from Barnstaple was taken to North Devon District Hospital with serious head injuries after a suspect allegedly stamped on his head at around 00.30am.

A 25-year-old man from Barnstaple has been arrested on suspicion of assault and released on police bail until April 20.

Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident but they would like to speak to anyone who witnessed the assault.

Witnesses are asked to call police on 101 quoting CR/005641/15, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.