Thames Valley Police is appealing for witnesses after an incident of grievous bodily harm in Aylesbury.
A man involved in a fight received fractured cheek bones and a suspected bleed on the brain.
The incident happened Wednesday (25/1) at approximately 5.40pm outside Kingsbury public house, Kingsbury square, Aylesbury.
Investigating officer Det Con Fred Ruffle of Force CID, based at Aylesbury, said, "This incident occurred directly outside the front of the pub in Kingsbury Square.
This was the evening of the EFL Cup tie between Southampton and Liverpool, so the pub and other surrounding pubs and bars would have been busy.
"Anyone who may have witnessed the incident should get in touch via the Thames Valley enquiry centre on 101."
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