A man was knocked unconscious inside a bar after confronting another man who allegedly grabbed a woman inappropriately. 

Police have launched an investigation into the incident, which took place at roughly 1.30am this morning in Yates, in Head Street, Colchester. 

The 33-year-old man who was knocked unconscious was taken to hospital with a suspected fractured eye socket.

While the suspect was being ejected from the building, police received reports that he had been assaulted.

Officers arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of assault and sexual assault and a 24-year-old man on suspicion of assault.

They both remain in custody for questioning.

Call Colchester CID on 101 quoting crime reference 42/13780/20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.