An appeal for witnesses is being made by detectives investigating a fight outside a pub in Southsea.

Police were called to the junction of Milton Road and Priory Crescent near the Brewers Arms at 8.44pm on Sunday, December 23, 2012.

A 30-year-old man from Portsmouth received injuries to his arms after it’s alleged he was attacked by another man, believed to be carrying a knife.

While the men were fighting, it is also believed there was a collision involving the suspect and a passing vehicle, which was described as a taxi.

Detective Constable Julie Way of Portsmouth CID said: “This was a vicious violent attack with a weapon.

"Police are appealing for any witnesses to the fight, and the driver of the vehicle that we believe had a collision with the suspect.”

Witnesses or anyone with information about the fight are asked to contact CID at Fratton Police Station by phoning 101.

Mini-com users can phone 01962 875000.

Alternatively, call the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.