A MAN suffered a serious head injury in a fight outside an Oldbury pub last night (Saturday).

Police attended the Phoenix pub in Martley Road at around 9.10pm after reports of a disorder.

A man, aged in his 40s, is believed to have been punched in the face and suffered a serious head injury as he fell to the floor.

He was taken to hospital where he remains in a serious condition.

Officers conducted initial enquiries at the venue last night and have seized CCTV for examination and today they have issued an appeal for witnesses to get in touch.

A spokesman for West Midlands Police said: "We would also urge the people involved in the fight to come and speak to us so we can hear their side of the story."

Officers want to hear from anyone with information, who suspects they know who was involved, or who witnessed what happened. They are urged to message police via Live Chat on the force website or call 101 and quote crime reference SW/260613P/20, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.