A WIGAN landlord was beaten and stamped on after trying to break up a brawl in his pub.
Police today said the attack as completely unprovoked as the 43-year-old lay in hospital in what is described as a serious but stable condition.
The incident flared up at around 1am yesterday at the Swan Hotel, Atherton Road, Hindley Green.
Officers called to the scene found the man had attempted to stop an argument between two customers.
But he himself was then assaulted and stamped on before the men drove off in a blue Ford Fiesta with a white chequered pattern.
He suffered injuries to the body and was taken by ambulance to Wigan Infirmary.
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