A MAN has been taken to hospital with fractures to his face after a fight outside a pub in Kidlington.

The injured 28-year-old was struck in the face and fell to the ground, hitting his head, during the brawl which happened outside the Black Horse pub, Banbury Road.

It is believed to have happened outside the entrance to the pub between 11.45pm Friday and 12.20am on Saturday.

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The force said the man received serious facial injuries and was taken to hospital with fractures to his face and a cut on the back of his head.

He has since been discharged.

A 37-year-old man from Northampton has since been voluntarily interviewed under caution about the fight.

He was released under investigation.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Gareth Steward of Force CID based at Banbury police station, said: “This altercation happened at a busy time of the evening and I believe there will have been a number of witnesses.

“I would like to speak to anybody who was inside the pub or on the road outside who witnessed this incident to contact police.

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“I am also keen to hear from anybody who was driving past at the time that may have dash-cam footage that may have picked up this incident to please check this and contact police if you have anything that can assist this investigation.

“You can contact police by calling the 24-hour non-emergency number 101 or making a report online.

“Alternatively, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."