A SOUTHAMPTON pub has had its windows smashed in after a dispute over closing times.

The landlords of the Salisbury Arms on Shirley High Street were getting ready to close their pub on Sunday evening when they were threatened with violence by a group of people at around 8pm.

Shortly after closing, all of the windows of the pub were smashed in.

Landlady of three years Karine said: "We were getting ready to close and do a line clean and [the group of people] just didn't like that.

"They started threatening to smash the place up, said they were going to beat up me and my husband.

"About ten minutes later all of the windows got smashed in.

"We are still open and we're not going to let this stop us."

The damaged caused to the pub will be covered by insurance, but it is not yet known how much the repairs to the vandalism will cost.

Police were called to the scene at around 8.20pm and so far no arrests have been made in regards to the incident.

Officers have said that the matter is "under investigation".

A police spokesperson said: "Just before 8.20pm on Sunday, 25 August officers received a report that three windows had been smashed at the Salisbury Arms public house on Shirley High Street.

"The matter is under investigation.

"Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting 44190302319."