THE victim of a serious assault at a popular Stroud pub on New Year's Eve has been released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

Police were called to The Queen Vic public house in Gloucester Street, shortly after 11pm on Sunday after reports that a young local man had been seriously assaulted on the dance floor.

After being treated at the scene by doctors the victim was taken to Gloucester Royal Hospital with suspected head injuries, but thankfully his injuries are not as serious as originally feared.

Queen Vic landlady Pam Thom thanked the staff at the venue for their response to the serious situation: "Special thanks has to be given to our wonderful bar crew and door staff for the professionalism that they displayed throughout."

A 29-year-old man from Oxfordshire was arrested on suspicion of assault and taken into custody but later released.

He has been given a conditional caution to attend a victim's awareness course within two months and the victim has agreed to this course of action.

Proprietors Rob and Pam Thom praised the emergency services for the way that they handled the incident: "We'd like to take this opportunity to praise all the attending police and ambulance personnel for their quick response and sensitive handling of the entire situation."