An altercation outside a Whitchurch pub on New Year’s Day left three people needing hospital treatment.

Police officers were called to an alleyway outside the Last Orders pub in Watergate following reports of an incident which is believed to have happened just after midnight on January 1.

A woman in her 40s is reported to have been pushed over and suffered head and back injuries, and two men in their 50s and 60s suffered facial injuries that are not thought to be life threatening or life changing at this time.

Officers arrested a 22-year-old man on suspicion of assault, who has been released under investigation.

They would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the incident, or anybody who may have been in the pub and general area beforehand.

If you have any information about the incident, please call police on 101 and quote reference number 3s of January 1.

Alternatively, information can be provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or via