POLICE investigating a 10-man brawl outside a Corfe Mullen pub have made an arrest.

As reported in the Daily Echo, a 49-year-old man suffered serious head and neck injuries after he was knocked unconscious in the car park of The Dorset Soldier on Saturday, July 7.

The attack happened around half-an-hour after a large fight broke out. Police rushed to the pub in Wareham Road after receiving reports of a brawl but the fight had already broken up and no offences were reported.

Both the fight and the later attack are believed to be linked.

A 26-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent. He has been released under investigation.

Anyone with information should contact police via dorset.police.uk or by calling 101, quoting 55180106475.