A Suffolk pub was closed down by police after a man was left in hospital after being assaulted.

Two men have been arrested after police were called to reports of an assault at The Waveney pub in Oulton Broad in the early hours of Saturday, August 26.

A man in his 50s suffered serious injuries to the face and jaw and was released later in the morning.

Following the incident Suffolk Police issued an order forcing the pub on Bridge Road to close until Tuesday, August 30.

A licence review of the premises is also being looked at by East Suffolk Council with a notice on the pub saying the grounds are over serious crime and there was an alleged assault on a customer by the designated premises supervisor and one of the door staff.

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A Suffolk police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 12.55am on Saturday 26 August to reports that a man was being attacked at The Waveney public house in Bridge Road, Lowestoft.

“A man aged in his 50s was allegedly assaulted by three other men and sustained injuries to his face and jaw.

"He was taken to hospital to be checked over and was discharged later Saturday morning.

“Two men were arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault causing grievous bodily harm and taken to Great Yarmouth Police Investigation Centre for questioning.

"They were both later released on bail pending further enquiries.

“Enquiries to identify a third suspect are ongoing.

“Suffolk Police placed a closure order on the premises, which expired at 11.30am on Tuesday 29 August."

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Craft Union Pub Company, which owns The Waveney, declined to comment on the incident.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to contact East CID at Lowestoft Police Station on 101, quoting reference: 49831/23.